GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Culture
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 770
ANSWERED ON JULY 16, 2014 / ASHADHA 25, 1936 (SAKA)
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?
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.