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Ministry of Culture

Ministry of Culture: The main goal of this initiative is to cherish, safeguard, and celebrate the rich cultural legacy of the Himalayan region, which encompasses the diverse landscapes of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Sikkim, and Arunachal Pradesh. Through dedicated efforts such as research, documentation, and sharing of knowledge, we aim to ensure that the vibrant heritage of these areas thrives and continues to inspire generations to come.

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The Ministry of Culture, nestled within the Government of India, serves as the guardian and champion of India’s vibrant and varied cultural tapestry. With its rich and diverse heritage, India entrusts this ministry with the vital mission of safeguarding, nurturing, and sharing its artistic and cultural treasures throughout the nation. Currently, Prahlad Singh Patel assumes the role of Minister of Culture, steering these endeavors with passion and dedication.

Government Schemes – Ministry of Culture

Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav

Objective: Showcase the rich cultural heritage of India encompassing handicrafts, cuisine, painting, sculpture, and performing arts.

Launch: Initiated by the Prime Minister in 2016 to foster engagement among people from different States and Union Territories, promoting mutual understanding and cultural bonding.

Pairing: States/UTs are paired nationally for a year to facilitate cultural exchange.

Benefit: Connects various states and districts through annual programs, fostering exchanges in culture, tourism, language, education, and trade.

Project Mausam

Objective: Explore the diverse facets of the Indian Ocean ‘world.’

Agencies Involved: Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) as the nodal agency, with support from Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts and National Museum.

Focus: Re-establish and re-connect communications among 39 countries of the Indian Ocean world, and understand national cultures within the regional maritime milieu.

Seva Bhoj Scheme

Objective: Alleviate the financial burden on Charitable Religious Institutions.

Scope: Reimburse Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) and Central Government’s share of Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) on raw food items purchased by these institutions for free distribution.

Applicability: Applicable to all Charitable Religious Institutions serving free food to at least 5000 people monthly.

Adarsh Smarak

Objective: Enhance amenities around monuments to international standards.

Features: Provides interpretation and audio-video centers, and addresses wastewater management.

Implementation: Led by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

Jatan and Darshak

Objective: Enhance museum visit experience for the person with a disability.

Initiative: Ministry of Culture collaborates with Centre for Development for Advanced Computing (C-DAC) to introduce “Jatan” software.

Support: C-DAC launches “Darshak,” a mobile application to aid in museum visits.

Junior Heritage Mistri Scheme

Initiative: Part of the Heritage Mason program by the Central Government.

Pilot: Rajasthan chosen as the pilot state due to its rich architectural heritage.

Training: Youth trained on indigenous building practices, arts, crafts, and traditional structures to conserve heritage architecture.

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