Monday, 27 March 2017

Financial Assistance given by Ministry of Culture to NGOs

India has the largest collection of Manuscripts as per the estimates. For documentation, conservation /preservation and digitization of Manuscripts project, National Mission for Manuscripts (NMM) was launched by the Ministry of Culture in 2003. Till date it has documented about 42 lakh Manuscripts in different scripts and languages. For conservation of Manuscripts, Manuscripts Conservation Centres (MCCs) have been established by NMM all over the country, which The Government keeps only records (as required under the existing provisions of the schemes) of  those grantee organizations working in the field of preserving and promoting Indian Heritage, art and culture of various forms and have been getting financial assistance.   

     The fund provided to such organizations under the ‘Scheme for Financial Assistance to Cultural organizations with National Presence’ during the last three years is given below.

The Government receives and demands the utilization certificate from every grantee organization as required under the guidelines of the Schemes.

      The Government has sanctioned financial assistance to only those organisations who fulfill   the eligibility criteria and other provisions laid down under the guidelines of the Scheme
The amount of funds provided to organizations under the “Scheme of Financial Assistance to Cultural Organizations with National Presence” during the last three years:-
I.            During the year 2013-14
S. No.
Name of the Organization
State
Quantum of Financial Assistance
1.
National Centre for Performing Arts
Maharashtra
Rs. 1.0 crore
II.            During the year 2014-15
S.No.
Name   of the Organization
State
Quantum of Financial Assistance
1.
National Centre for Performing Arts
Maharashtra
Rs. 3.5 crores
2.
Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth(SPIC MACAY)
Delhi
Rs. 1.5 crores
3.
International Buddhist Confederation (IBC)
Delhi
Rs. 0.55 crore
4.
Tabla Wizard Pandit Chaturlal Memorial Society
Delhi
Rs. 0.37 crore

III.            During the year 2015-16

S.No.
Name  of the Organization
State
Quantum of Financial Assistance
1.
Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth (SPIC MACAY)
Delhi
Rs. 2.75 crores
2.
Vidya Bharti Sanskriti Shiksha Sansthan
Haryana
Rs. 2.25 crores
3.
National Centre for Performing Arts
Maharashtra
Rs. 2.0 crores
4.
Vyakti Vikas Kendra India
Karnataka
Rs. 1.68 crores
5.
Routes 2 Roots
Delhi
Rs. 1.31 crores
6.
International Buddhist Confederation (IBC)
Delhi
Rs. 0.18 crore

This information was given by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge) in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.


Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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