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Cultural Awareness Programmes

Archaeological Survey of India established in 1861, is one of the Oldest Government Institution in India, with the purpose of conducting exploration and excavation, preservation of monuments, epigraphic al research and development of monuments. In 1904, the Ancient Monuments Preservation Act was promulgated with a view to protect and acquire monuments. After the independence a comprehensive legislation known as the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 was enacted. Under this act, the Archaeological Survey of India has so far declared about 3675 monuments/sites as of national importance in India. This act has been recently amended.

In India, UNESCO has declared twenty-two monuments as world heritage and five natural sites has listed on the basis of exceptional interest and universal value, as to protect and promote the monumental heritage in the global level

The world heritage week celebration from (19-25 th November), world heritage day (18 th April ) and Museum day (18 th May) has been organised every year to create cultural awareness among the younger generation and public. Archaeological Survey of India, Thrissur circle, Thrissur is conducting seminars, workshops and photo exhibitions on the occasion of cultural awareness celebrations.



Monuments

The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958 defines an Ancient Monument ' . Ancient Monument means any structure, erection or monument, or any tumulus or place of interment, or any cave, rock-sculpture, inscription or monolith which is of historical, archaeological or artistic interest and which has been in existence for not less than 100 years.....

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Excavations

Various Branches and Circles of the ASI carry out archaeological excavations in different parts of the country. Excavations conducted since 2000 are given in this section. Arranged state wise they include brief information on the site and important findings....

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Publications.

The Archaeological Survey of India brings out a variety of publications since its inception, both annual and special with subject matters ranging from archaeological researches in excavations, explorations, conservation, architectural survey of temples numismatics.....

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R T I.
The Archaeological Survey of India has initiated steps towards implementation of the Right to Information Act, 2005. to be published under to be Publish-ed under section 4(1)(b) of RTI ACT.....

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