September 26, 2023

46 historical monuments and sites in Maharashtra are encroached upon. This despite being centrally protected under Archaeological Survey of India. At 75,Uttar Pradesh has the most number of historical sites under encroachment followed by Tamil Nadu with 74.

Across India, there are 321 centrally protected monuments & sites that have been encroached upon. But Mumbai’s 1500 year old Jogeshwari caves- said to be the oldest rock cut #caves are not on the list- despite being encroached & almost hidden by slums.

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