Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Cultural Heritages in Jammu and Kashmir


The Minister for Culture and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja has said that there are 69 centrally protected monuments/sites, declared as of national importance in Jammu and Kashmir.   The details are at Annexure-I. There are 41 monuments declared as State protected in J&K as per the information received from Department of Archives, Archaeology & Museums, Government of Jammu and Kashmir. The details are at Annexure-II.  

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today she said, as per the information received from Department of Archives, Archaeology & Museums, Government of Jammu and Kashmir, the art collection including miniature painting sculptures and manuscripts housed in SPS Museum, Srinagar and Dogra Art Gallery Jammu are in good condition.  Some of the important manuscripts namely Shahnama and Sikandernama have been conserved by the National Research Laboratory for Conservation of Cultural Property, Lucknow.

Kumari Selja said, the Archaeological Survey of India is taking utmost care of the monuments/sites and antiquities which are under their jurisdiction and these are in a good state of preservation.

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