Rs.28.34 lakh spent on Assam monuments till June 2010

New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Archaeological Survey of India has spent Rs.28.34 lakh up to June 2010 for the conservation of 55 sites and monuments of national importance in Assam.
In 2009-2010, the department spent Rs.122.64 lakh. India has 3,675 monuments of national importance, a statement released by the culture ministry said.

In 2008-2009, the ASI spent Rs.118.83 lakh for maintenance of monuments.

Some of the monuments under the protection of ASI in Assam include Cachari ruins in Cachar Hills, Idgah in Dhubri, Rangamati mosque in Dhubri, Kamrup sculpture of Vishnu Janardan in Kamrup, Sri Ganesh temple in Hajo, Kameswar temple in Kamrup and Suryapahar temple in Goalpara.