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http://www.bangaloremirror.com/index.aspx?page=article&sectid=10&contentid=20110617201106170000268204890ffcd

17 June 2011

Hampi:
Minister for Religious Endowment and Higher Education Dr V S Acharya on Thursday said that the state government would take necessary action to safeguard the temples in Hampi. He said this while reacting to a Bangalore Mirror report on how illegal quarrying in nearby villages is affecting the ancient structures.

The minister also said the government is not worried about Unesco withdrawing the ‘world heritage site’ tag to Hampi citing inadequate facilities.

“Krishnadevaraya did not build Hampi in 13th century eyeing a world heritage site tag now. We know how to protect the site and conserve the structures for the future generation. World heritage tag has done nothing for Hampi so far. We are not afraid of the Unesco withdrawing this tag,” Acharya said.

Acharya also defended the state’s move to reject world heritage site tag to Western Ghats.

When asked about illegal quarries affecting the temples of Hampi, Acharya said, “It’s not a big issue. Such developments can be tackled by enforcing strict laws. We will take all measures to safeguard these temples.”