GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Culture    ·

 RAJYASABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.195
TO BE ANSWERED ON 14.03.2012
PHALGUNA 24, 1933 (SAKA)
Protection of Stone Pillars of Kadamba Rulers in Karnataka

195. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

Will the Minister of CULTURE be pleased to state:-

 (a) Whether stone· pillars narrating the genealogy of the kadamba rulers, in gudnapur and talgund villages in karnataka, have been lying neglected; and

(b) If so, the steps  proposed  to  be taken by  government  to  protect  these archaeological treasures?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF HOUSING AND URBAN POVERTY ALLEVIATION AND MINISTER OF CULTURE
(KUMARL SELJA)

(a) & (b):  No, sir. The stone pillars of the Kadamba rulers in Gudnapur and Talgund villages in & Karnataka are protected monuments of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and are in a good state of preservation. The conservation work on them is attended to regularly.