The condition of Rabindranath Tagore’s ancestral house in Kolkata is to be surveyed by National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC) and INTACH for conservation and restoration of the heritage building. Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) experts have completed their technical study and identified the items of work to be taken up for proper restoration of the Ram Bhavana and Maharishi Bhavana in the Jorasanko Thakurbari complex.
An estimate of probable expenditure for conservation of Jorasanko Thakurbari amounting to Rs.2,33,50,000/- was submitted by ASI, Kolkata Circle to the Director General, ASI.
The Archaeological Survey of India’s (ASI) Kolkata circle has started the restoration work of the heritage buildings in Shantiniketan. Altogether 27 heritage buildings have been identified for Structural Conservation. ASI has been working since 2007 and so far completed work on 12 buildings. Work on 5 buildings is in progress. The remaining 10 buildings would be taken up for conservation in 2011-12.
Besides structural conservation works, ASI has also taken up scientific conservation works of Mural paintings in the 27 heritage buildings.
The scientific conservation of the Mural paintings have been completed in Shantiniketan Griha, Malancha and Dinantika and work is in progress at Santoshalaya and Patha-Bhavana.
ASI’s Horticulture Department has also taken up the landscape development work around Pampa Lake and Lily Pool in Uttarayana complex.