Topic ID #26424 - posted 1/22/2013 2:03 AM

India: Shortage of archaeological experts may hit State badly after 2015



Jennifer Palmer

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Shortage of archaeological experts may hit State badly after 2015
D. Madhavan

Two years from now, R. Sivanandan, the chief epigraphist of the State Archaeology department, will be the lone expert available for conservation of protected monuments across Tamil Nadu.

Nearly every archaeologist in the State, including the present commissioner, would have retired by early 2015.

The shortage of archaeological experts threatens the conservation of heritage structures, including 85 protected monuments and inscriptions, and site museums in the state.


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