The Supreme Court has said that, if the Taj Mahal has to be saved, the Archaeological Survey Of India(ASI) will have to be thrown out of picture as it is unable to protect the Taj. White marbels of the Taj Mahal are changing it's colour to brown, which is the matter of concern. The court was hearing the plea filled by the environmentalist M.C Mehta, the central government has informed the court that they are planning to involve international experts to protect the Taj Mahal.
Their are various reasons responsible for the changing colour of the Taj but the most important reason is the pollution caused by the industries and vehicles in the Taj Trapezium Zone area. Another reason is the dying Yamuna river which flows behind the Taj Mahal. It is now acting as a breeding ground for insects which were eaten by the fishes before the Yamuna died. These insects are causing the changing the colour of the Taj. Due to these insects several patches have developed on the monuments on the bank of river Yamuna.
The Supreme Court has led few guidelines for the protection of the Taj in 1984, when the case was filed by Mr Mehta in the Supreme Court to protect the Taj. Have those guidelines implemented properly, the situation of the Taj would have been different. This is the matter of serious concern to protect the cultural heritage of India