Question: A ‘prohibited area’ around a protected monument/site spreads in …. of the site.
(a) 100 metre radius.
(b) 50 meter radius
(c) 500 metre radius
(d) 200 metre radius
Related Fact :
- On May 17, 2017, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the introduction of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites Remains (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in the Parliament.
- Amendments approved to make way for certain constructions limited strictly to public works include;
- Insertion of a new definition of “public works” in section 2 of the Act.
- Amendment to section 20A of the Act so as to allow any Department or Office of the Central Government to carry out public works in the prohibited area after obtaining permission from the Central Government.
- Insertion of a new clause (ea) to section 20-I of the principal Act.
- The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 will be amended through the Bill to allow “public works of national importance” in the prohibited areas.
- A ‘prohibited area’ means land in the 100-metre radius around a protected site. Currently, construction is not allowed in the prohibited area except for repair and renovation works.
- At present, as many as 3,686 monuments and sites are centrally-protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), which is responsible for their maintenance.