Rakhi Garhi to be developed as one of the five identified iconic archaeological sites

New Delhi, March 22, 2021: The ancient site of Rakhi-Khas and Rakhi-Shahpur are collectively known as Rakhi Garhi, located on the right bank of now dried up Palaeo-channel of Drishadvati.

Seven (07) mounds are located here. The Rakhi Garhi site has yielded various stages of Harappan culture and is by far one of the largest Harappan sites in India. The site shows the sequential development of the Indus culture in the now dried up Saraswati basin.

For development of the sites and its environs, repairing of boundary wall, pathways, public amenities, solar lights, benches are being provided. Excavation is also proposed at the site to showcase the archaeological remains in a holistic manner. In the union budget of 2020 it was announced that Five iconic archaeological sites located across five states will be developed. One of which is Rakhi Garhi located in Hissar district, Haryana.

The funds will be met out within ASI Budget allocations.

The expenditure for the current financial year 2020-2021 (Up to 08/03/2021) is Rs. 11,51,763.00/-

This information was given by the Minister of State (I/c) of Culture and Tourism, Prahlad Singh Patel in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on March 15, 2021.

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