2. ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA
Referring to the statement made by Mr C. Babu Rajeev, Director General of the Archaeological Survey of India during the 14th Technical Committee, namely: “We have made very detailed studies and discussed among ourselves and came to the conclusion that we should undertake only minimum restoration activities,” to which he added that “one of the most serious problems is the accumulation and stagnation of water”;
Taking into account both the outstanding value and specificity of this monument, as well as its unique character resulting from the harmonious coexistence of the nature and ruins;
Expressing appreciation for the statement made by HE Ambassador of India, on November 29, 2005;
The Committee recommends:
- That the ad hoc experts carefully study the Project Implementation Program that has been submitted in order to share their advice and suggestions with the APSARA National Authority regarding the proposed activities at the next session of the Technical Committee (June 2006);
- That the Indian team, in cooperation with the APSARA National Authority, undertakes a hydrological survey in order to propose a solution for the drainage system to protect the temple from the constant flooding that is damaging it.
In the meantime and while awaiting project implementation, it is recommended that no historical stone materials be moved or removed from their current positions.