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Government of India
Ministry of Culture
04-April-2018 18:49 IST
More than 1 lakh art objects digitized under Project ‘JATAN’ till date: Dr. Mahesh Sharma

In a written reply to a question in  Rajya Sabha , today,  Minister of State (I/C) for Culture and Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma has informed the house that Ministry of Culture has taken up a project named as JATAN in collaboration with C-DAC, Pune for creating an online digital repository of museum collections on the national portal for the museums under the administrative control of this Ministry. Till now, 1,08,881 art objects have been digitized and uploaded on the portal.

Answering to another sub question the Minister informed that Digitization of collections of old, rare and brittle documents/manuscripts/books in the Libraries under Ministry of Culture is a continuous process. Till now, National Library, Kolkata and Central Secretariat Library, New Delhi have digitized a total of 87 lakh pages of rare books etc. Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library, Patna and Rampur Raza Library, Rampur have digitized 22.50 lakh folios of manuscripts.


There are six museums under the administrative control of Ministry of Culture namely:


  1. National Museum, New Delhi,
  2. National Gallery of Modern Art (branches at Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru),
  3. Indian Museum, Kolkata,
  4. Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata,
  5. Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad and
  6. Allahabad Museum, Allahabad.


Apart from above, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sanghralaya and Asiatic Society, Kolkata are also under the administrative control of Ministry of Culture.


Funds allocated to Libraries and Museums under Ministry of Culture in last three years:

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Budget Allocated





Total Funds allocated





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