Minister of State (IC) for Culture & Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurated excavations Sites at Karanbel Tripuri (site 1) and Tewar (site 2) in District Jabalpur of Madhya Pradesh. During the ceremony the Minister took part in traditional Pooja and also planted a tree.
While visiting the Karanbel Tripuri the Minister desired to construct an interpretation center at the site for the upkeep of all the antiquities lying in open in agricultural fields and in the houses of villagers. During the tour of the site Shri Patel visited villagers home also.
During inspection of site 2 at Tewar the Minister instructed to conserve ancient Baodi and also to keep sculptures in safe custody at Excavation camp. This was the first visit of the Minister to the newly created Jabalpur Circle of Archeological Survey of India. The Minister assured all assistance for the smooth functioning of ASI's Jabalpur Circle.
Jabalpur Circle of Archeological Survey of India was created in August 2020 along with new circles in Trichy, Jhansi, Meerut, Hampi, Raiganj and Rajkot.