Utilisation of 13th Finance Commission Grant.

  • 13th Finance Commission has recommended Rs.65.00 Crores for preservation and protection of Ancient Monuments and Buddhist Heritage in the State. The amount is to be utilized during three years (2012-13 to 2014-15).
  • Odisha State Archaeology and OIMSEAS have been provided Rs. 53.00 Crores and 12.00 Crores respectively for the above purpose.
  • Accordingly, State Archaeology has prepared the Plan of Action for preservation and conservation of 295 monuments of the State for three years i.e. 2012-13 to 2014-15.
  • The Plan of Action was approved in HLMC on 8.5.12 and conservation works started during June 2012.
  • As decided by Government, INTACH has been involved in the conservation work and 26 nos. of monuments assigned to INTACH.
  • The detailed Physical & Financial achievement made so far by Project Odisha Cell (Archaeology) is given below.
  • i Total funds provided by the 13th Finance Commission Rs.53.00 Crores
    ii. Total monuments undertaken during the financial year from 2012-13 to 2014-15 295nos
    iii Out of 295, monuments assigned to INTACH 26 nos.
  • Besides, the detail break-up of the Physical & Financial target made by POC(Archaeology), INTACH and Buddhist Heritage Project is enclosed herewith separately.