Wednesday 9 May 2012

Promotion of Culture

The Minister for Culture and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja has said that the Government has proposed two Centrally Sponsored Schemes and seven Central Schemes for preserving and promoting performing, visual and literary arts during the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-2017). 

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today she said, the Ministry of Culture aims at promoting preserving and protecting the diverse tangible, intangible and knowledge heritage of the country through schemes and programmes implemented by its attached, subordinate and autonomous organizations throughout the country, including Maharashtra. Financial assistance/scholarships/ grants are also offered by the Government to eminent artists, individuals, NGOs and scholars in the field of art and culture. 

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