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The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is planning to establish gift shops in its monuments creating an opportunity for the cultural and creative industries to work closely with the monuments. ASI intends to leverage souvenirs for generating interest and promotion of heritage monuments.
To enhance interest and recognition of Indian cultural crafts and heritage leading to their conservation, development and sustaining livelihood of the associated artisans and their communities the ASI has released an expression of interest on www.eprocure.gov.in and www.asi.nic.in.
The entire list of 84 monuments is available.
For the past two years the ASI has been deliberating the policy for running high quality souvenir shops at monuments of national importance. The souvenir shops intend to provide a visitor experience that the people of India can engage with to connect with their heritage. Souvenir varieties will range from replicas of highlighted features of the site, such as architectural fragments, important sculptures, inclusion of One District One Product (ODOP) and artifacts of antiquarian value.