Thursday, 6 April 2017

Conditions of Various Museums in India

There are a number of museums, namely National Museum (New Delhi), 3 wings of National Gallery of Modern Art (Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai), Indian Museum (Kolkata), Victoria Memorial Hall (Kolkata), Salarjung Museum (Hyderabad), 23 Science Centre under National Council of Science Museum (Kolkata) and Allahabad Museum (Allahabad), which are directly under the administrative control of the Ministry of Culture. Besides, there are forty four site museums under the control of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). These museums have a large collection of artefacts, paintings, sculptures, coins etc. Upgradation and modernization of these museums are taken up by the Government on a continuous basis to maintain them in good condition.

The Government has taken up a 14 point museum reforms agenda for implementation on a continuing basis to bring about qualitative changes in museums in India keeping pace with the international developments in the field.

Details of the amount sanctioned to various  museums during the last three financial years and the current financial year, amount spent and surrendered is at given below:-
Name of Organizat-ion
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17

Amount
Expendi-ture
Surren-der
Amount
Expendi-ture
Surren-der
Amount
Expendi-ture
Surren-der
Amount
Expendi-ture
Surren-der
Sanctio-ned
Sanctio-ned
Sanctio-ned
Sanctio-ned
Allahabad Museum
551.58
429.26
122.32
714
560
154
875
570
305
1020.425
549.9
470.53
Indian Museum
1301.82
1517
Nil
2274.33
2045.93
Nil
2124.26
1699.76
Nil
990.48
1509.14
Nil
National Museum
2116.8
2062.88
53.92
3028
2908.89
119.11
3525.75
3036.6
489.15
3019
2553.66
463.34
NGMA
1789.6
1645.31
Nil
2235
1928.36
198.73
2633.05
1794.97
584.67
1735
1500.85
287.85
NCSM
6589
903
Nil
7945
10065
Nil
805
10831
Nil
9382
10093
Nil
SJM
2252
2252
Nil
2449.5
2449.5
Nil
2400
2223.72
176.28
2670
2310
Nil
VMH
1041.98
1041.98
Nil
3408.78
3408.78
Nil
4784.18
4758.73
25.45
918.5
1332.03
Nil


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


Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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