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Raising a Ram Temple

The Centre is pushing for denotification of the sanctuary land to ensure a steady supply of Bansi-Paharpur stone for the Ram mandir in Ayodhya

The Centre and the Rajasthan government are working to denotify 646.56 hectare (ha.) of the Bansi Paharpur forest and Bandh Baretha Wildlife Sanctuary in Bharatpur district to ensure a steady supply of pink sandstone for the upcoming Ram temple in Ayodhya. On November 12, the assistant mining engineer of the district’s Roopwas block, where a part of the 20,600 ha. sanctuary falls (the other part falls in adjoining Bayana block), wrote to the collector about denotifying

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