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Archaeological Survey of India

Records Available In: English and Hindi

Introduction

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) under the Ministry of Culture is the premier organization for archaeological researches and protection of the cultural heritage of the nation. Maintenance of ancient monuments and archaeological sites and remains of national importance is the prime concern of the ASI. Besides, it regulates all archaeological activities in the country as per the provisions of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958. It also regulates Antiquities and Art Treasure Act, 1972. For the maintenance of ancient monuments and archaeological sites and remains of national importance the entire country is divided into 24 circles. The organization has a large workforce of trained archaeologists, conservators, epigraphist, architects and scientists for conducting archaeological research projects through its circles, museums, excavation branches, prehistory branch, epigraphy branches, science branch, horticulture branch, building survey project, temple survey projects and underwater archaeology wing.

Information

Address: Dharohar Bhawan, 24, Tilak Marg, New Delhi – 110001
Established: 1903
Institution Head: Smt. Usha Sharma, Director General
Hours: 9.30 am to 6.00 pm
Phone: 011-23004578/79
Website: http://asi.nic.in/