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The Ministry of Culture has granted Rs 3.75 crore under the ‘Upgradation of Museums Scheme’ as part of the Museums Grant Scheme for the Rs 5-crore project in Eluru town, Andhra Pradesh.
What is the Museum Grant Scheme?
Launched by: Ministry of Culture in 2013.
Aim: To strengthen and modernize the existing museums at the Regional, State and District levels.
– To develop at least 1 Central / State Government Museum located in the State Capital each year.
Under the scheme, financial assistance is provided to State Governments and Societies, Autonomous bodies, Local Bodies and Trusts registered under the Societies Act 1860 for setting up new Museums.
Components under the scheme
Establishment and Development of District and Regional Museums: Under this component, museums have been classified into two categories:
Category-I: Government-owned State level Museums and renowned Museums with exquisite collections and Category-II: all other Museums.
The maximum amount of financial assistance provided under this Component is limited to Rs.10 crore.
Development of Museums in State Capitals: Financial assistance under this component is provided to existing renowned museums of the Central or State Government located in the Capital cities.
The maximum financial assistance under this component is limited to Rs. 15 Crore per museum.
Establishment and Development of Large-Scale Museums in Public-Private Partnership Mode: Under this component, it is proposed to establish large scale museums as joint ventures with State Governments and civil society in the Public-Private partnerships Mode.
The maximum financial assistance provided under this component is 40% of the project cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 20 Crore per museum.
Source: The post is based on the article “Andhra Pradesh: Archaeology museum at Eluru to display 400 artifacts from early historic period” published in The Hindu on 27th April 2022.