The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) on Wednesday announced a scheme for complete solarisation of Sun temple and the entire Konark town.
The British had filled the Jagamohan with sand and sealed it in 1903 to ensure the stability of the 13th-century monument.
Caught up with Sun temple’s conservation, prime custodian ASI seems to have relegated these little entities to backburner, leaving them to virtually rot.
Union Minister for Tourism and Culture Prahlad Singh Patel on Friday announced that heritage site Konark will find place in the list of iconic sites of the country.
After Sri Jagannath Temple at Puri and Lingaraj Temple here, the State Government has decided to focus on the beautification and peripheral development of Konark Sun Temple.