Budget Highlights 2020-21 – Culture and Tourism

  • An Indian Institute of Heritage and Conservation under Ministry of Culture proposed with the status of a deemed University.
  • 5 archaeological sites to be developed as iconic sites with on-site Museums:
    • Rakhigarhi (Haryana)
    • Hastinapur (Uttar Pradesh)
    • Shivsagar (Assam)
    • Dholavira (Gujarat)
    • Adichanallur (Tamil Nadu)
  • Museum on Numismatics and Trade to be located in the historic Old Mint building in Kolkata.
  • Government to provide support for setting up of a Tribal Museum in Ranchi (Jharkhand).
  • Maritime Museum to be set up at Lothal- the Harrapan age maritime site near Ahmedabad, by the Ministry of Shipping.

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