Taj Mahal turning green due to insect droppings

Megha Jain

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The iconic Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, is facing a peculiar issue as its stunning white exterior is turning green due to droppings from an insect called Goeldichironomus. The insects are drawn to the white marble and excrete on its walls, leaving green stains due to the chlorophyll in their bodies. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) reports that this problem has been happening annually since 2015, but this year it has continued into November.