Gurugram, April 18 -- Haryana's landscape is dotted by scores of historical monuments, however, only a small fraction are under government protection. In the absence of any cover, these monuments have fallen into disrepair, been encroached upon and continue to deteriorate.

As per the public listing of the Department of Archaeology and Museums, which is tasked with the upkeep and maintenance of heritage structures, only 125 historical structures in the state enjoy government protection at the moment. This number is too small when compared with the total number of monuments in the state.

"Ninety-one monuments in Haryana are protected by the Archaeological Survey of India, 34 monuments are under the protection of the state department, whic...