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ASI is a large organization with an organized work force at the base and the Director General at the apex. Its major activities inter-alia are as under :-


  • 1.Conducting archaeological explorations and excavations;
  • 2.Maintenance, conservation and preservation of protected monuments and archaeological sites and remains of national importance;
  • 3. Chemical preservation of monuments and antiquarian remains;
  • 4. Architectural survey of monuments;
  • 5. Epigraphical and numismatic studies;
  • 6. Setting up and re-organization of Site Museums;
  • 7. Training in Archaeology;
  • 8. Bringing out archaeological publications;
  • 9. Archaeological expeditions outside India ;
  • 10. Horticulture operation in and around ancient monuments and sites;
  • 11. Implementation and regulation of – The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958;
  • 12. The Antiquities and Art Treasures Act, 1972, etc.
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