RTI activist Dr Nutan ThakurINVC,

Lucknow,

As regards the Daundiya Kheda excavation for gold in Unnao, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) says that excavation of old sites is a routine work of ASI and decision on Daundiya Kheda excavation was not taken merely on the request of any particular individual. The information provided to RTI activist Dr Nutan Thakur says that this work was done in compliance of the letter dated 10 October 2013 sent by Dr Syed Jamal Hasan, Director, Excavation to the Superintending Archaeologist, Lucknow circle.

As per RTI information. the work began on 18 October and ended on 19 November for which 4 lakh rupees were sanctioned from Other expenses (Non plan) item of which Rs. 2.78 lakh were actually used.  Here excavation up to maximum depth of 5.93 m and 6.10 m in the two sites of 4.25 x 4.25 m and 4.25 x 2.12 m was done in the South-Eastern part of Raja Rao Ram Bax fort.

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