Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2020)
Conservation of heritage in Indian sub-continent: A socio-legal study
Author(s): Paras Mal
Abstract: An introductory way to deal with heritage conservation has been given. In such manner, we need to comprehend what is implied by the expression "heritage" and the different sorts of heritage. Different types of laws are available with the end goal of heritage management like the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, the Indian Forest Act, 1927, the Biological Diversity Act, 2002, the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, the Antiquities and Art Treasures Act, 1972 (AATA), the Ancient Monuments and Archeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958 (AMASRA), etc. Almost certainly, India is a nation having most extreme laws; however the issue appears of helpless enforcement. The heritage legislation is another region which is a fundamental coordinated part for the conservation. What's more, different legislations at the central and state level are there, yet they do not have the enforcement soul in the greater part of the cases. The paper will attempt to recognize the current legislation in India identified with architectural heritage conservation from one perspective.