SANBGUEM: Archeology Minister Subhash Phaldesai visited UsgaliMol heritage site and inspected the ancient stone sculptures.
Phaldesai, after the site inspection at Usgalimol said that the Archaeological Department will take care of the stone carvings at Usgalimol in Caverm-Pirla Panchayat area of the Sanguem constituency and beautify the place.
Phaldesai visited Usgalimol and inspected the stone sculptures. “There are many Pandava-era sculptures in the Sangem constituency, and it is a matter of pride for the people of the Sangem constituency to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage List of the stone carvings at Usgalimol globally,” he said.
Phaldessai said, “there were complaints of illegal laterite mining just 300 meters away from the site of the stone sculptures. We will take proper care so that the sculptures are not damaged by the mines,” he said.
He said that more sculptures may have been carved on the side of the site, and security guards, as well as cleaners, have been deployed here to prevent any damage to them.
“The importance of this place has increased due to its inclusion in the World Heritage list. It is very important to take care of this place; tourists will not be allowed to walk on the stone carvings so as not to erode them,” he said.
The minister further informed that a guide has been appointed to provide information about this sculpture to the tourists visiting here.