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Chittorgarh Fort

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Source: Deccan Herald

 Context: The Supreme Court of India has banned the mining of limestone by blasting or using explosives within a five-kilometre radius of the compound wall of Chittorgarh Fort in Rajasthan.

  • It emphasized the threat to the fort’s existence due to unscientific mineral exploitation and directed a multidisciplinary study of environmental pollution and its impact on structures.


About Chittorgarh Fort:

Chittorgarh Fort, also known as Chittod Fort, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s located in the city of Chittorgarh, Rajasthan.

 The fort was built in the 7th century by various Maurya rulers and is the largest fort in India.