After seventeen years of approval from the union government for making the international standard of Gondwana museum, the condition of the museum remains the same as there was no process started for its modification.
As per information, last year the museum acquired 12 acres and for this purpose, the central government has provided Rs.21 crore for the museum.However, the bhoomipujan of the site is not done yet and now faces encroachment in this area. The museum would be set up by the Central and State government. The museum was approved in 2002.But the construction of this museum was held back as there was problem with land acquisition process for 16 years. And finally the museum has received 12 acres at Surabardi; Nagpur.Gondwana Museum will showcase tribal life art and culture, a collection of these precious and rare objects. Traditional jewellery of the tribals, deities, traditional costumes, preservation of tribal literature. And for this, the union government has given Rs.10 crore in 2014, and Rs.11 crore in 2015, out of which the cost of construction would be spent.
In this matter, a delegation of officers including Principal Secretary of the Tribal Development Department Manisha Verma, Assistant Secretary Sunil Patil, Deputy Secretary Laxmikant Dhoke, Commissioner of Tribal Research and Training Dr.Kiran Kulkarni, Joint Director Nandini Awade, Joint Commissioner Vinod Patil met in Mumbai on August 2019.But the work remains stagnant as the government did not make any official decision. Now it has been reported that the encroachment has spread on that place and people fear that the museum will never be a reality. And Dinesh Sheram, Chairman of AB Tribal Development Council has stated that the Chief Minister should take some time out for the tribal community and perform the bhoomipujan of the museum.