CM Palaniswami opens Underground Fossil Museum in Ariyalur
Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami had started an Underground Fossil Museum at Varanavasi near Ariyalur with the cost of the 2 crores. In that museum shows fossils, rocks, and minerals from pre-Cambrian, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, dinosaur and other reptiles lived in the region millions of years ago.
The officials said “Ammonites from the Cretaceous period are displayed. They are found in plenty in Ariyalur and many of the shells found in the area are calcium-rich.”
They also added “In view of the large number of fossils found in Ariyalur, the government decided to set up the on-site museum at Keelapazhur to preserve and conserve fossils. Not only will the museum helps preserve fossils, but it will also help in teaching the younger generation about pre-historic archaeology and evolution.”
Meanwhile, CM Palaniwami also started other pending projects also. At the Egmore museum, infrastructure has been upgraded at a cost of Rs 1.03 crore.