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The Ministry of Heritage and Culture yesterday formed a national committee for museums to promote level of the ministry’s museums and improve the services offered by these institutions.
Indian Tourism and Culture Minister Shri Jagmohan has revealed plans to established a separate professional service that would assist the country's Archaeological Survey (ASI) in the upkeep of monuments.
Cultural Ministers of States and Union Territories in India will convene this week to discuss maintenance and visitor management issues at shrines and cultural sites around the country.
In an era when decentralisation seems to be the buzzword, the state government has started centralising various art, literary and cultural institutions of Madhya Pradesh, India. The move has the potential to severely jeopardise art and cultural activities in the state.
India has an enviable tradition of government support for the arts, a system which requires a large bureaucracy and intricate rules to administer. A recent Delhi High Court ruling, however, threatens to establish a maximum age for performing dancers, a move which, according to Lewis Segal, would be devastating to the counry's dance community.
Tourism makes an important contribution to the livelihood of folk artists and artisans from heritage sites in the States of Kerala and Rajasthan, a study sponsored by the Indian Ministry of Tourism and Culture has found.