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Government of India
Ministry of Culture
01-March-2011 15:42 IST
Renovation of Museums
Minister of Culture and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja has said that the Ministry of Culture operates two plan schemes for financial assistance to museums that are in need for support

 

Minister of Culture and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja has said that the Ministry of Culture operates two plan schemes for financial assistance to museums that are in need for support. In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today she said that the details of the two schemes are:

 

(i)                 “Financial Assistance for Setting up, Promotion and Strengthening of Regional and Local Museums” envisages financial assistance of up to Rs.5.00 crores and Rs.2.50 crores for development of infrastructure of existing museums under category I & II respectively.  Assistance is also provided to Government and Non Government organizations, who propose to establish new museums at regional and local level.  The budget allocation & expenditure under this scheme for the last three years are as under:

 

(Rupees in lakhs)

Sl.No

Year

Amount

(BE/RE)

Amount

 

Actual

1

2008-09

1200.00

770.79

2

2009-10

1250.00

1223.38

3

2010-11

1450.00

1068.79 (As on 15.02.2011)

       

(ii)               Under the scheme of “Modernization of museums in metro cities”,  four museums - National Museum, New Delhi, Indian Museum, Kolkata, Egmore Museum, Chennai and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai have been identified for modernization. The budget allocation & expenditure under this scheme for the last three years are as under:

 

(Rupees in lakhs)

Sl. No

Year

Amount

BE/RE

Amount

 

Actual

1

2008-09

700.00

700.00

2

2009-10

910.00

910.00

3

2010-11

600.00

183.00

(As on

15.02.2011)

 

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