The state government of Bihar declared George Orwell’s birthplace in Motihari to be a protected site on 10 December 2010. The house is on a 2.48 acre lot and the premises are in a “shambles”. Part of a boundary wall has already been constructed by the district administration and:
Art and culture department secretary K.P. Ramaiah told The Telegraph that the department would undertake the conservation work at this protected site. “The goal is to keep this house in its original shape,” he said.
Eric Blair (Orwell) was born on 25 June 1903 in Motihari and moved to England a year later. He served as a member of the Indian Imperial Police in Burma between 1922 and 1927.