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  • 15 March, 2021

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Committee for Studying Saraswati River

The Central Government reconstituted an advisory committee for studying the mythical Saraswati river for the next 2 years.

Advisory Committee on Saraswati River:

  • The Archaeological Survey of India(ASI) set up the Advisory Committee for the Study of the River Saraswati in 2017 for 2 years.
  • Aim was to study the mythical Saraswati river and draw up a plan to identify its basin and define its path.
  • The committee, now reconstituted, is chaired by the Culture Minister.

About Saraswati River:

  • Sarasvati River is a mystical river mentioned in the Rig Veda and later Vedic and post-Vedic texts.

About Archaeological Survey of India:

  • ASI is the premier organization for archaeological research, scientific analysis, excavation of archaeological sites, conservation, and preservation of protected monuments.
  • It is an attached office under the Department of Culture, Ministry of Culture.
  • It was founded in 1861 by Alexander Cunningham.

Source: TH


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