The majority of India’s architectural heritage and sites are unprotected. They constitute a unique civilisational legacy..This unprotected heritage embodies values of enduring relevance to contemporary Indian society.The objective of conservation is to maintain the significance of the architectural heritage or site.
Significance is constituted in both the tangible and intangible forms. The tangible heritage includes historic buildings of all periods,their setting in the historic precincts of cities and their
Relationship to the natural environment.The overarching objective for undertaking unprotected architectural heritage and sites is to establish the efficacy of conservation as a development goal.