Supreme Court shields Chittorgarh Fort from mine blasting

IndiaTimes Saturday, 13 January 2024
Chittorgarh Fort, one of the last bastions of Rajput resistance against Mughal emperor Akbar constructed nearly 500 years ago, is now fighting a battle for survival as much against the withering effect of time as also the booming blasts at limestone mines in its vicinity. It said exploitation of limestone mineral in the surrounding area by the mining lease holders, particularly in an unscientific manner or disproportionate exploitation of minerals in hard and rude mining activities, is seen as a threat to the existential utility of the Chittorgarh Fort and the structures.

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