Three years back The Cultural Centre of Vijayawada and Amaravati(CCVA) launched Preserve Heritage for Posterity campaign, where it identified 225 ancient sites in AP were neglected and most of the monuments were in Krishna and Guntur districts.
Historical monuments are veiled in vegetation and mud forts occupied with toddy trees and toddy sellers. Every historical monument depicts and shows the culture of local and Telugu people. The cultural centre which is an organization promotes art and culture of local areas, started this campaign to bring awareness among the people on the preservation of historical monuments.
Despite their awareness most of the sites are remain in neglect, government and archaeology department say that some local people are not letting them to protect the monuments. Most of the monuments are not being unveiled by Government and department.
Recently 10th century mud fort in kanukollu village of Krishna district found by CCVA team. This mud fort was covered by vegetation and locals misused this site for growing toddy trees and digging some area for business purpose.
In Prakasham district of Dhapadu Village 1st century BC Buddhist stupa was found, later it was declared as a preserved monument by state Archaeology Department. But, the fact is that this monument is also now infested with vegetation. Rani Rudramadevi birthday inscription which was found at Mandadam village in Guntur district is also mired in neglect even after CM Chandra Babu visited the site.
There are plenty of monuments which are being neglected in Andhra Pradesh. But, it is the duty of the government which should look after all the historical monuments, which describe the heritage and culture of Telugu people. Historical monuments play vital role in development of the state and they explore the heritage and culture of the state to the world.