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Suranga Bawadi on World Monument Watch list

Points to Remember:

  • Suranga Bawadi has been included in the World Monument Watch list for 2020 along with 24 other monuments from across the world.
  • The World Monuments Watch is a global program launched in 1995 by World Monuments Fund.
  • It aims to identify imperiled cultural heritage sites and provide direct financial and technical support for their preservation.
  • Suranga Bawadi is an integral part of the ancient Karez system of supplying water through subterranean tunnels built during the Adil Shahi era in the 16th century in Vijayapura,Karnataka.
  • The magnificent underground system was built to supply water to the city which had a population of nearly 12 lakh then.
  • Suranga Bawadi has been selected under the ‘Ancient Water System of the Deccan Plateau’ by World Monuments Fund.
  • The inclusion will help Suranga Bawadi to get funds for restoration within the next two years.

About World Monuments Fund:

  • World Monuments Fund(WMF) is a private, international, non-profit organization founded in 1965.
  • It is is headquartered in New York,USA.
  • It is dedicated to the preservation of historic architecture and cultural heritage sites around the world through fieldwork, advocacy, grantmaking, education, and training.
Important Possible questions based on above News:
  1. Suranga Bawdi, which has recently been included in the 2020 World Monuments Watch List, was built during which era in the 16th century? Adil Shahi era
  2. Where is Suranga Bawdi, recently included in the 2020 World Monuments Watch List located? Karnataka

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