Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh), January 13, 2012: The archaeology department is planning to renovate and then take over the conservation of 223 temples, including 50 that were built during the Vijayanagara empire. This initiative, set to cost Rs 100 crore, is part of a heritage conservation scheme taken up with central assistance. Repair works are also to be taken up at 12 Buddhist sites and two Jain temples.
Most of the temples identified under the conservation project are over a hundred years old like the Thousand Pillar temple and the Bheemeswara temple. – News Courtesy: Times of India