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  • 26 August, 2022

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Anang Tal Lake

Anang Tal Lake

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The Anang Tal Lake in South Delhi has just been recognized as a monument of National significance by the Ministry of Culture through a gazette notification.

Important National Monuments

  • The Archaeological Survey of India designates the Monuments of National Importance (ASI).
  • The preservation, promotion, and protection of the Monuments of National Importance fall under the purview of the Indian union government.
  • According to the Archaeological Sites and Remains Act of 1958, an ancient monument is one that:
  • Any construction, erection, or monument that has been in existence for at least 100 years qualifies as an ancient monument, as well as any tumulus, site of burial, cave, rock carving, inscription, or monolith that is of historical, archaeological, or artistic interest.

The following ought to be mentioned:

  • the remains of a historic site
  • the location of an old monument
  • the area surrounded by walls or other coverings used to safeguard the monument
  • Land that permits unrestricted access to the monument.

Anang Tal Lake


  • It was created in AD 1,060.
  • The site has a total size of 10.599 acres.
  • According to ancient stone inscriptions discovered by Lord Cunningham, the city was formerly known as DhillikaPuri.


  • Jog Maya Temple is located to the north of Anang Tal, which is 500 metres to the northwest of Qutub Complex.

Tomar King

  • Anang Pal Tomar, a Tomar ruler from the eleventh century, constructed it.

Relevance of the most recent decision

  • As soon as a site is designated as being of national significance, the ASI takes steps to protect it and places limitations on nearby construction.
  • It is rumoured to have once been a popular vacation spot, but these days it is dried up and utilised for farming.

National Monuments Authority (NMA)

  • Established under the Ministry of Culture in accordance with the requirements of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains AMASR (Amendment and Validation) Act, 2010.
  • The NMA has been delegated specific tasks for the conservation and preservation of monuments and sites, including control of the banned and restricted areas surrounding centrally designated monuments.

Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)

  • It is a premier organisation under the Ministry of Culture, for the archaeological research and protection of the cultural heritage of the nation.
  • It regulates all archaeological activities in the country as per the provisions of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958.
  • It also regulates the Antiquities and Art Treasure Act, 1972.

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