Thursday, June 4, 2020
Home News Reports Culture Ministry's mega plan: Rs 27,000 crores for development of ASI monuments, museums, historical...

Culture Ministry’s mega plan: Rs 27,000 crores for development of ASI monuments, museums, historical sites including Hampi and Rakhigarhi

600 sites under the protection of ASI are to be provided with world-class amenities. 50 monuments have been identified for illumination projects and special interpretation centres are to be established.

Also Read

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

The Culture Ministry has submitted a 5-year plan to the fifteenth finance commission. As per an exclusive report in the Economic Times, the plan draws a roadmap for a 5-year plan to bring significant developments in revamping of archaeologically important sites, building museums and education centres to train, maintain and propagate Indic culture through art forms and courses.

About a quarter of the Rs 27,000 crores budget has been kept aside for the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), which will increase ASI’s annual budget by 7 times.

The report also mentions that the culture ministry wants to set up 100 museums on the lines of the Acropolis museum in Greece, a National Centre for Performing Arts, and an Indian Institute of Culture to provide training in archaeology, museology, conservation and related fields. A national-level festival called Jashn-e-Kashmir to celebrate the folk art of Jammu and Kashmir is also included in the proposal.

Archeological Survey of India

The ASI’s current resources of about Rs 974.56 crores are set to be increased to Rs 6,769 crores. Massive infrastructure changes and developmental projects have been planned to reduce waiting time for visitors to 42 monuments. 600 sites under the protection of ASI are to be provided with world-class amenities. 50 monuments have been identified for illumination projects and special interpretation centres are to be established. A special Experimental Archeology Museum has bene planned at Vadnagar, PM Modi’s hometown at an ASI site.

Authentic Reconstruction of sites

The ministry is reportedly exploring technological options for ‘authentic reconstruction’ of archaeological sites including Indus Valley sites such as Dholavira and Rakhigarhi. 25 organisations, including IITs, have reportedly submitted proposals for providing technological help, experts on Indus Valley Civilisation are being recruited too. IIT Bombay will reportedly become the nodal agency for the institutions participating in technological work.

Indian Institute of Culture

The ministry plans to merge education and training institutes to establish the IIC. The Institute of Archaeology, National Museum Institute and National Research Laboratory for Conservation of Cultural Property (NRLC) are to be the key centres in the plan. The IIC is to offer graduate, postgraduate and research degrees, apart from diplomas and short-term courses in areas related to Archeology, museology and cultural economy.

Other initiatives

A cultural mapping programme, conceptualised by former culture minister Mahesh Sharma, that aims to bring artists and buyers together in a single authentic platform in the form of an aggregator is also being revised and funded. The project of creation of a dossier of artists across India that was criticised by a parliamentary panel led by TMC’s Derek O’Brien as ‘aimless’ is being revised with additional funding.

Other plans of the ministry’s 5-year project include revamping and infrastructure development of various existing museums and libraries across the country.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Trending now

The Wire report claims Tripura govt paid less amount to students for mid-day meal scheme, data shows govt paid 50% more

Tripura govt debunks The Wire report saying less amount was paid to students under mid-day meal scheme during lockdown

Food Corporation of India fact-checks Scroll, calls out its deliberately misleading report claiming 65 lakh tonnes food grains wasted amid lockdown

The FCI has slammed Scroll after the latter published a report claiming that India had let 65 lakh tonnes of grains go to waste.

Delhi anti-Hindu riots: Tablighi Jamaat, PFI, Jamia links emerge as Delhi Police files charge sheet

The Tablighi Jamaat links have emerged in the charge-sheet filed by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police pertaining to violence in Shiv Vihar area during the Anti-Hindu riots in Delhi.

Amul pumped in Rs 8,000 crore back into rural economy during lockdown, increased milk collection by 15% with seamless supply chain

Dairy cooperative AMUL stood tall as the coronavirus crisis hit the country and against all odds managed to ensure that milk distribution is not impaired and supply chain management is seamless.

LGBT Community condemns pride march at Lal Chowk, abandons Pride Kashmir even as radical Muslims give them death threats

LGBT Community is now saying that holding pride marches during pride month is worthy of condemnation.

‘Muslim Lives Matter’ at a time of BLM: Biggest lesson from this development is that Indian liberals and Western progressives are devotees of the...

Indian liberals decided that it was a good opportunity to equate Indian Muslims with the Black population in the USA and trend 'Muslim Lives Matter'.

Recently Popular

Woman ‘protestor’ poops on an overturned police car in middle of riots in America. Watch the video (or maybe not)

A woman was seen defecating on a damaged police car in USA, an act video recorded and photographed by onlookers

“Chacha hai, aisa kabhi nahin kar sakte,” Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s niece alleges torture, sexual assault by his brother, says the actor did not support her

She further alleged that when she told Nawazuddin about the childhood trauma she went through, even he did not believe her.

Hindustani Bhau files police complaint against Ekta Kapoor for ‘inappropriate sex scene’ in her erotic web series XXX 2

Hindustani Bhau took to Instagram on Monday to share a video from outside Mumbai's Khar Police station stating that he has filed the complaint against Ekta and Shobha Kapoor 'for disrespecting our Indian military, national emblem, colonel tag and defaming our country'.

Meerut: Shakib posed as Hindu to trap Punjab girl who eloped with him with jewellery worth Rs 25 lakh, beheads her after revealing his...

Meerut police solves one-year old mysterious murder case, finds Muslim Shakib had eloped with Hindu girl pretending to be Hindu and then killed her

Delhi riot charge-sheet: Tahir Hussain met Umar Khalid, Pinjra Tod activists sent messages asking Muslims to keep acid, petrol, hot water, stones ready

The Delhi riot charge-sheet prove beyond doubt that the violence was well planed and organised by Islamist and leftist activists

Standup comedian apologises for insulting Hanuman Chalisa, says he is a Hindu too and will never repeat such acts

A video of Alokesh Sinha's performance had gone viral on social media recently, where he was seen using derogatory words for the Hanuman Chalisa.

Family of deceased Coronavirus positive doctor says that reports of him having to wait 10 hours in Mumbai hospital to get a bed is...

Deceased Mumbai doctor Chittaranjan Bhave's daughter says he didn't had to wait 10 hours to get COVID-19 treatment as per reports

Internet security firm Malwarebytes Labs report says coronavirus campaigns causing a surge in malware attacks

Tech security report says cyber criminals are using work from home and coronavirus campaigns to launch malware attacks

Civil liberties group sues US President Donald Trump for his executive order to regulate social media, alleges the order curbs free speech

NGO Centre for Democracy and Technology files federal lawsuit against Donald Trump's order to regulate social media

Maharashtra governor overrules CM Uddhav Thackeray’s decision to cancel final year university exams, calls it ‘violations of University Act’

Maharashtra CM in an address to the State on Sunday evening announced that the state had no choice but to promote final-year students based without exams

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, nurses of AIIMS Delhi continue to protest for better facilities

The Union of nurses in AIIMS Delhi is demanding better facilities for nursing staff especially female staffers

Indian Railways refunds Rs 1,885 crore to passengers against cancellation of trains due to coronavirus lockdown

On May 21, Indian Railways had announced to restart services of 200 passenger trains that it will operate from June 1.

India lodges strong protest over desecration of Buddhist carvings in PoK’s Gilgit-Baltistan, asks Pakistan to vacate illegally occupied territories

India has lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over the destruction of Indian-Buddhist heritage in the Gilgit-Baltistan region

Sweden’s Coronavirus response hailed by Indian liberals was flawed, admits country’s response in-charge

Sweden remains the only Scandivanian country with an outsize number of cornavirus infection and fatalities, much higher than those witnessed in Finland, Denmark and Norway

Supreme court refuses to entertain a plea seeking India to be officially renamed only as ‘Bharat’

Dismissing plea to rename the country as only Bharat, CJI said that it is not the job of the court to consider such issues

The Wire report claims Tripura govt paid less amount to students for mid-day meal scheme, data shows govt paid 50% more

Tripura govt debunks The Wire report saying less amount was paid to students under mid-day meal scheme during lockdown

Connect with us

229,422FansLike
361,000FollowersFollow
245,000SubscribersSubscribe