Vasant Shinde, archaeologist and former vice-chancellor of Deccan Faculty Put up-Graduate and Analysis Institute, stated Indidan Institute of Know-how, Madras Pravartak Technological Basis, Indian Institute of Know-how, Hyderabad, Jawaharlal Nehru College (JNU)and Nisargyatri Sanstha from Ratnagiri will work on the 30-month undertaking. Shinde in on its advisory committee.
Pravartak Technological Basis and Nisargyatri Sanstha will discover and doc the petroglyphs and geoglyphs.
A digital database can be created which can embody photographic documentation, cultural heritage documentation, and biodiversity documentation of all these websites and the villages the place they’re discovered.
IIT Hyderabad will work on sustainable tourism and improvement plan and look into the usage of expertise to construct tourism whereas conserving the world. JNU will work on the relationship of the geoglyphs.
“We have a Rs 5 crore budget for two-and-a-half years approved for the project to study and document petroglyphs and geoglyphs in the Konkan region. These sites are unique and a national treasure which can be developed for tourism. We have already received part funding,” Shinde stated.
Rutvij Apte of Nisargyatri Sanstha stated that Indian Institute of Know-how, Madras Pravartak Technological Basis would be the nodal company for this undertaking.
The opposite institutes got here collectively after a presentation concerning the website was made to Vijay Bhatkar, chairman of SHRI. The undertaking was launched on Might 1 however work has been happening for 10 years.
The state authorities had despatched a proposal final 12 months for recognition as a Unesco world heritage website. The first report can be despatched in June and it’ll take about two years. Digital documentation is essential as a result of virtually all geoglyphs are on personal land. Petroglyphs are rock carvings made by pecking straight on the rock floor utilizing a stone chisel and a hammerstone.