Department is now more concerned about building heritage centres and museums across Kerala
The facility is essentially a repository of curious nuggets of administrative, socio-cultural and economic facets of Travancore spanning a period of 650 years till the end of the 19th century.
Making matters worse, the original paper identifying and cataloguing the collection of the 30 bundles has also gone missing.
These manuscripts were in possession of V Ramesh, grandson of Vaidyar Venugopala Pillai, who practised Siddha medicine in Cuddalore district.
Palm leaf manuscripts cover a wide range of subjects like Astronomy, Architecture, Law, Music and Medicine.