Preservation of Museums & Artefacts by Culture Ministry Under MGS

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In an effort to bring qualitative changes in Museums in India to keep pace with the International developments in the field, the Ministry of Culture has initiated 14 point agenda on Museum Reforms in 2009. There arevarious  National level 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. Up-gradation and modernization of these museums are taken up by the Government from time to time. These museums are in good condition.

Details of fund allocated for maintaining the above museums and the details of funds sanctioned for various other museums under the ‘Museum Grant Scheme’ is given below.


Allocation of Plan funds for maintenance of museums including Archaeological Survey of India’s museums during last three years
S.No. Organization Allocated budget(Rupees  in lakhs)
2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
1. National Museum, Delhi 890.00 1135.00 2000.00
2. Allahabad Museum, Allahabad 250.00 250.00 175.00
3. National Gallery of Modern Art   ( Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai) 900.00 1300.00 1700.00
4. Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad 900.00 850.00 1350.00
5. Indian Museum, Kolkata 750.00 10600.00 1400.00
6. Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata 720.00 700.00 2800.00
7. National Council of Science Museum, Kolkata 3100.00 3300.00 3375.00
Total 7510.00 18135.00 12800.00
8. Museums under Archeological  Survey of India 389.27 388.04 505.00
Grand Total     7899.27 18523.04 13305.00
Funds sanctioned for various other museums under the Museum Grant Scheme during the last three years(Rupees in lakhs)
2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
2289.137 2380.525 2239.90

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