In December 2011 the ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) had its 150th anniversary. This is a little belated but I am well overdue on catching up on posts.
The Prime Minister gave a speech on the occasion, the theme of which was largely how urbanization is threatening our monuments. Now this is a very serious issue in archaeology, and it's particularly important that in our rush to modernise we don't destroy all the heritage that we have, because, and trust me on this, we'll regret it later.
So all I can say to Manmohan Singh is pretty much, Yes indeedy. Now it would be nice if the government took a little more action instead of just paying lip service to heritage issues.