Monument - Taj Mahal

Monument – Taj Mahal cannot be built again, Supreme Court warns U.P.

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The Supreme Court warns Uttar Pradesh and the concerned authorities to protect the Monument – Taj Mahal before its too late. Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is a famous historic mausoleum commissioned by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.

Years have passed and the beauty of this Monument – Taj Mahal attracted many from around the world. This monument makes Agra a renowned City. It is the people who should protect this beautiful artwork from turning yellow.


Due to the pollution, the white-marbled Taj Mahal is turning yellow. It poses great threats due to the bad weather conditions, acid rains and pollution. Due to this reason, the monument is often enveloped with dust and smog coming from smokestacks and vehicles all around.

One such reason is the tiny insects coming from the Yamuna River where people discharge sewage and other waste.

Various times the court has slammed the government and other concerned authorities for not taking care of this monument. Many Lawyers, Conservationists as well as Scientists are fighting to save this Monument- Taj Mahal.


SUPREME COURT again warned Uttar Pradesh on 29th August 2018  stating that there is no second chance of the historic Monument – Taj Mahal.  A bench of three judges, led by Justice Madan B. Lokur has questioned the Government on actions taken by them to tackle the pollution. Due to multiple failed efforts by the government to protect the Monument, it is again turning yellow.

To tackle the pollution the government should not only protect it but also the things around the mausoleum.

The Government and the authorities should also keep a pollution check on the forest cover, the Yamuna river and the Grounds of Taj Mahal. The bench came to a conclusion that the Vision Document for the Taj Trapezium Zone should examine and end the growth of hazardous industries, seepage emissions, and Foundries which are slowly destroying the beauty of the monument.

Threats to the Monument – Taj Mahal

There are various traditional, social as well as economic causes which impact and threaten this mausoleum. The discharge from industries, emissions, vehicular traffic etc. have polluted the air around TTZ. In fact, the industries have increased manifold leading to more pollution of this monument. As per the continuous warning of the Supreme Court, the Uttar Pradesh Government should take several steps which can prevent this monument from turning yellow.

Agra has been a tourist destination due to this historic Monument – TajMahal. This is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and attracts people from all over the world. Therefore it is our duty to conserve and preserve the beauty of this great artwork and symbol of love.

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