KURNOOL: The south zone director of Archaeological Survey of India, Dr G. Maheshwari, has suggested the Andhra Pradesh authorities to indicate seriousness in defending heritage buildings threatened by indiscriminate mining actions.
The Yaganti temple on this district, which was broken not too long ago, is a nationally protected monument and the rock stone can not stand up to seismic vibrations from mining blasts, she famous right here on Thursday.
Talking to Deccan Chronicle from her Bengaluru workplace, Dr Maheswari stated: “We’re deeply shocked on the harm prompted to the temple on account of mining blasts within the proximity of the temple. “It’s the responsibility of the federal government to guard heritage and protect such buildings for posterity,” she stated.
“Yaganti temple rocks can not stand up to impactful vibrations. They’re feeble rocks and have to be shielded from exterior harm,” she stated.
Dr Maheshwari stated the realm in and across the temple has limestone deposits of top quality. “We’re not objecting to the federal government exploiting mineral sources however what’s appalling is that the heritage of this nation is being destroyed by such insurance policies of governments.”
Narrating the expertise of preserving the Shiva Parvathi Karthikeya temple in Ballari district of Karnataka the place iron ore was mined, she stated the ASI prevailed upon the state authorities to make use of newest applied sciences like lower-pressure blasting with out vibrations, as is developed by the Nationwide Institute of Rock Mechanics.
“I enchantment to the federal government of Andhra Pradesh to deploy such methods when mining is completed close to the Yaganti temple too.”
She thanked Deccan Chronicle for highlighting the plight of the temple broken by mining blasts.
“The federal government of AP shouldn’t be speculated to do mining in ways in which would harm nationwide heritage. They need to cease open mining methods.”
Dr Maheshwari stated some 15 years again, a bridge was constructed by locals connecting the Shiva temple and Vishnu temple. This was towards the principles of safety of monuments although they argued that this could assist pilgrims transfer between the 2 temples. “Later, the bridge collapsed. Once more we needed to do a whole lot of conservation to carry it again to operation,” she stated.