ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Polity)

News-CRUX-10     27th January 2024        
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Context: Recently, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) conducted a survey indicating the existence of a large Hindu temple before the construction of the Gyanvapi Masjid in Varanasi.


Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)

  • About: It is the premier organization for the archaeological researches and protection of the cultural heritage of the nation. 
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Culture.
  • Founded in: 1861.
  • Father of Indian Archaeology: Alexander Cunningham.
  • Function: The organization is responsible for the management and preservation of over 3650 ancient monuments, archaeological sites, and national heritage.
  • Heritage Preservation: Engaging in a range of activities, the organization conducts surveys of antiquarian remains, explores archaeological sites, and undertakes excavation projects. 
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