Prelims Syllabus : History in News, India after Independence Mains Syllabus : GS-I- History Of Modern India
Why in news?
- The Union Culture Minister inaugurated an exhibition of ‘Monuments of Valour & Victory Homage to Kargil Warriors’ on the 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Divas.
- The exhibition was organized by National Monuments Authority of Ministry of Culture.
National Monuments Authority (NMA):
- The NMA has been established under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains AMASR (Amendment and Validation) Act, 2010.
- It is chiefly engaged in the protection and preservation of monuments and sites through management of the prohibited and regulated area around the centrally protected monuments.
- Another function is to consider grant of permissions to applicants for construction related activity in the prohibited and regulated area.
The NMA is particularly relevant with increasing urbanisation and development.
- The NMA is also involved in grading and classifying the monuments.