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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Culture 

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 770
ANSWERED ON JULY 16, 2014 / ASHADHA 25, 1936 (SAKA) 

QUESTION
Weakening of Stones of Stone Fort in Chitradurga, Karnataka

 770. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR: 

Will the Minister of CULTURE be pleased to state;

(a)   whether the Stone Fort in Chitradurga, Karnataka has been recognized by Government as a national monument;

 (b)   if so, whether it is a fact that the stones in the fort are getting weakened and pose a danger to the very existence of the fort; and

(c)    if so, the steps Government proposes to take to preserve and protect this national monument?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) CULTURE & TOURISM
(SHRI SHRIPAD NAIK)

 (a): Yes Sir. Chitradurga fort in Karnataka is a protected monument of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

 (b) & (c): There is no such danger to the fort. The conservation work on the monument is attended regularly and it is in a good state of preservation.