- February 2, 2022
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPN Topics
- Ministry of Culture allocated over Rs 3,000 crore
- A third of the total outlay, at Rs 1080.34 crore, has been allocated to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), which protects and conserves more than 3,600 monuments across the country.
- A third of the total outlay, at Rs 1080.34 crore has been allocated to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), which protects and conserves more than 3,600 monuments across the country.
- This remains almost the same as last year, at Rs 1042 crore.
- The Ministry’s flagship schemes, which include Kala Sanskriti Vikas Yojana, Development of Museums, International Cooperation, Centenary and Anniversary Celebration scheme and Development of Libraries and Archives, has recorded an outlay of Rs 532.55 crore, while the funds allocated for the promotion of Indian languages have seen a significant drop this year, from above Rs 400 crore till last year, to Rs 250 crore for 2022-2023.
Several proposals mooted by the Ministry are also under consideration:
- These include an increase in the outlay for Kala Sanskriti Vikas Yojana to Rs 994.32 cr over a period of five years (2021-26).
- Enhancing the pension for old artists from Rs. 4000 a month to Rs 6000 per month.
- Promoting the Guru-Shishya Parampara through increased financial assistance of up to Rs 15,000 for the gurus, and up to Rs 10,000 for the shishya.
Archaeological Survey of India (ASI):
- ASI, under the Ministry of Culture, is the premier organization for the archaeological research and protection of the cultural heritage of the nation.
- It administers more than 3650 ancient monuments, archaeological sites and remains of national importance.
- Its activities include carrying out surveys of antiquarian remains, exploration and excavation of archaeological sites, conservation and maintenance of protected monuments etc.
- It was founded in 1861 by Alexander Cunningham- the first Director-General of ASI. Alexander Cunningham is also known as the “Father of Indian Archaeology”.