RTI prompts ASI to take initiative for protection of Tagore Hill
An application was filed with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) under the Right to Information (RTI) Act seeking to get the details of the plan to protect the Tagore Hill in Ranchi where Jyotindranath Tagore, the elder brother of Rabindranath Tagore used to live.
The RTI application prompted ASI to take appropriate action for protecting the site from unauthorised construction and encroachment.
The institution has directed the Ranchi district administration to ensure the proper protection of the site. It has mentioned in the letter to the district administration that the institute, itself, is unable to take action as the site doesn’t feature in the list of centrally protected monuments.
However, it states that the site is inherently associated with the cultural heritage of the country and should be protected against any ill fate.
Ranchi deputy commissioner said that they have carried a beautification drive and that any encroachments would be removed immediately.