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A total of 37 proposals for new museums approved since 2014-15: Dr. Mahesh Sharma

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Museum Grant Scheme has been approved for continuation till 31.03.2020. A total of 37 proposals for new museums have been approved since 2014-15. Under the Museum Grant Scheme, grants are released in installments.  After release of first installment, subsequent installments are released after utilization of previous installments. The State/UT – wise number of these new museums and details of the funds disbursed to these museums are given below.  STATUS OF MUSEUM GRANT SCHEME

Sl. No. Name of the state/UT Number of the Museum Amount released (in Rs.)
1 Andhra Pradesh 02 5,77,85,723
2 Arunachal Pradesh 04 5,47,58,500
3 Jammu and Kashmir 01 1,50,00,000
4 Karnataka 02 4,05,00,000
5 Kerala 02 3,70,00,000
6 Nagaland 09 24,05,54,621
7 Punjab 01 4,02,80,000
8 Odisha 01 2,17,56,000
9 Rajasthan 04 4,60,45,000
10 Uttar Pradesh 03 3,66,25,665
11 Uttrakhand 01 4,58,38,000
12 West Bengal 05 9,99,67,844
Total 35 73,61,11,353
                                               Union Territories
13 National Capital territory of Delhi 02 2,19,20,000
Grand total 37 75,80,31,353

The above information was given by Minister of State (independent charge) for Culture and Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate change Dr. Mahesh Sharma, in reply to an Unstarred Question in the Lok Sabha today.

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