Tamil Nadu to have Heritage Commission

The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Wednesday passed a series of bills, including one to set up a state Heritage Commission.

Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Wednesday passed a series of bills, including one to set up a state Heritage Commission.

A total of 20 bills moved by ministers of the respective departments during the course of the Budget session was passed in the AIADMK-majority house on the concluding day of the current session.

Among these were the Tamil Nadu Heritage Commission Bill, envisaging setting up a statutory authority on conservation of certain heritage structures not covered under relevant Central and state laws.

The Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (Amendment) Bill, seeking to bring `samadhis` and `brindavans` under government ambit for better control, was also passed.

PTI

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