Nitish wants excavation of archaeological site
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Last Updated: Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 19:46
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday visited an archaeological site at Balirajgarh in Bihar's Madhubani district, said to be over 2200 years old, and directed officials to excavate the remains and ensure their protection.

Kumar said he will soon write to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the culture ministry seeking thorough excavation and upkeep of archaeological remains at Balirajgarh.

He asked Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) officials Vijay Kumar Chaudhary and S K Singh to carry out excavation at the ancient site spread over 132 acres in order to unearth its historical significance, besides ensuring the proper storage of the ancient remains.


First Published: Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 19:46

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