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Updated on: Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 12:43 PM IST

Latur: Rs 5 crore sanctioned for conservation of Udgir Fort, says Maharashtra minister Sanjay Bansode

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Udgir Fort in Latur | Twitter/@micnewdelhi

Udgir Fort in Latur | Twitter/@micnewdelhi

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The Maharashtra government has sanctioned Rs 5 crore for the conservation and development of the 12th century Udgir Fort in Latur, Minister of State for Environment Sanjay Bansode has said.

The fund will be used to conduct a structural audit of the fort, excavation in a scientific manner, cleaning of the fort structure and walls, its conservation and development of amenities for tourists, the minister said in a release issued on Monday night.

Maharashtra government has sanctioned Rs 5 crore for the conservation and development of the 12th century fort| Twitter/@micnewdelhi

The fund will be used to conduct a structural audit of the fort, excavation in a scientific manner, cleaning of the fort structure and walls, its conservation and development of amenities for tourists| Twitter/@micnewdelhi

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The fort, located in Latur district, over 250 km from Aurangabad, is believed to have been built in the pre-Bahamani age (12th century).

The monument is famous for the historic war between the Marathas and Nizams in 1760.

The fort is surrounded by a 40-feet-deep trench and the 'samadhi' of Hindu saint Udgir Maharaj is located there.

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Published on: Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 12:43 PM IST
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