Dedicated Cultural Heritage Squad

On July 24th, 2023, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism, and Culture presented its report titled "Heritage Theft - Illegal Trade in Indian Antiquities" to Parliament.

Important Recommendations

  • Cultural Heritage Squad, a dedicated team for antiquities recovery.
  • Multi-departmental Task Force, a task force with key officials for faster retrieval.
  • Consider a central sector scheme to support state governments in antiquities database creation.
  • Develop scheme to engage stakeholders in heritage preservation.
  • Explore collaboration with state governments and relevant organizations for antiquities documentation.

Aims of National Mission on Monuments (2007)

  • Document and create a comprehensive database on built heritage and sites.
  • Catalogue antiquities from various ....
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