Prahlad Patel Calls Digging Of Bhubaneswar Heritage Site With JCB Inappropriate
Bhubaneswar: Days after the Archaeological Survey of India stumbled upon the remnants of Suka Sari temple near the Lingaraj Temple in Odisha Capital, Union Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel said digging of the area with JCB machines was inappropriate both for heritage and the state.
Patel said a high-level team of ASI is reviewing the matter and decision will be taken only after their looking into their report
A few days back Union Minister for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan had sought the intervention of his colleague and Union Culture Minister for a detailed study and thorough scientific excavation of the heritage area.
Pradhan had written “Keeping in mind the immense archaeological, artistic, socio-cultural and religious importance of ancient Odisha’s temples, I request your personal intervention in directing the Archaeological Survey of India to send an expert team to Bhubaneswar for carrying out a detailed study and thorough scientific excavation of the Ekamra Kshetra area in Bhubaneswar for unearthing heritage structures,” Pradhan wrote.