The Telegraph
Saturday , March 18 , 2017

Move to preserve landscapes

Guwahati, March 17: The Kamrup (metro) district administration will form a committee to identify and preserve cultural and historical landscapes across the city.

Deputy commissioner M. Angamuthu said the committee will also identify historically significant monuments, antique items and the like within Greater Guwahati.

The district administration intends to form a registry to list all the structures.

The committee will also undertake heritage capacity-building programmes for residents and schoolchildren, Angamuthu said.

"The Greater Guwahati is dotted with several historical sites, monuments of religious and cultural significance, heritage landscape and places of historical importance. But, unfortunately, no systematic attempt has been made to identify and preserve the places. Several archaic items are either being ignored or not preserved properly," Angamuthu said in a statement.

In a separate order issued today, Angamuthu, who had inspected the Deepor Beel site yesterday, directed Guwahati and Azara revenue circle officers to make a thorough survey of Deepor Beel with divisional forest officer, Kamrup (east), divisional forest officer (wildlife) and deputy commissioner of police (west district).

He directed them to clear all the blockages and encroachments on the natural channels which flow to Deepor Beel so that the storm water coming from Guwahati may flow freely to the waterbody immediately.

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