Breaking News

Digitisation of Manuscripts 

As per our estimates India has the largest collection of Manuscripts. For documentation, conservation /preservation and digitization of Manuscripts project, National Mission for Manuscripts (NMM) was launched by the Ministry of Culture in 2003. Till date it has documented about 42 lakh Manuscripts in different scripts and languages. For conservation of Manuscripts, Manuscripts Conservation Centres (MCCs) have been established by NMM all over the country, which conduct preventive and curative conservation of Manuscripts requiring conservation in their region.Digitization of Manuscripts is done by NMM itself through invitation of open tenders.

Number of Manuscripts documented          –          42 lakhs Manuscripts.

  1. Number of Manuscripts digitized        –         2.80 lakh Manuscripts.
  2. Number of Manuscripts conserved      –         preventive conservation of                                                                                                      733 lakh folios and curative

conservation of 16 lakh folios.

Funds are not allocated state-wise by the Government. However, Government allocated the following funds to National Mission for Manuscripts during the last three years and the current year.

    Year              Budget allocation (in Rs.Lakhs)

  1. 2013-14         950.00
  2. 2014-15         950.00
  3. 2015-16         625.00
  4. 2016-17         1200.00
STATE WISE EXPENDITURE INCURRED BY NATIONAL MISSION FOR MANUSCRIPTS DURING LAST THREE YEARS AND CURRENT YEAR

 Amount in Lakh

S. No. State Funds allocated  2013-14 Funds allocated  2014-15 Funds allocated  2015-16 Funds allocated   2016-17 upto     

28-02-2017

1 Andhra Pradesh 35.43 15.00 9.50 27.55
2 Assam 11.80 9.54 10.50 4.5
3 Bihar 30.00 28.50 33.00 28
4 Delhi 9.29 8.00 16.5
5 Gujarat 7.00 2.5
6 Haryana 18.70 7.00 14.4
7 Himachal Pradesh 18.00 23.00 14.00 21.5
8 Jammu & Kashmir 21.50 16.50 21.00 23.5
9 Karnataka 32.90 21.50 27.28 27.9
10 Kerala 15.75 21.00 21.00 24
11 Madhya Pradesh 13.25 11.50 7.00 4.5
12 Maharashtra 13.35 4.50 13.15 13.5
13 Manipur 12.00 14.50 7.50 2.5
14 Odisha 57.50 43.50 35.91 37.41
15 Punjab 4.24
16 Rajasthan 24.70 14.50 13.58 14.5
17 Sikkim 3.30 2.64 0.49
18 Tamil Nadu 63.70 51.00 14.00 3.04
19 Tripura 5.00 2.50 10
20 Uttar Pradesh 83.85 67.06 50.00 46.58
21 Uttrakhand 5.00 15.00 19.00 15
22 West Bengal 16.00 16.00 26.03
Total 495.26 375.10 321.06 363.9

This information was given by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge) in a written reply in Lok Sabha on 2oth March  2017

Setting up of National Virtual Library 

National Mission on Libraries has been set up by Ministry of Culture, Government of India, vide notification dated 4th May, 2012 in pursuance of National Knowledge Commission recommendations for sustained attention for development of Libraries and Information science Sector. The components of National Mission on Libraries are:-

  • Creation of National Virtual Library of India (NVLI) to facilitate a comprehensive database on digital resources on information about India and on information generated in India, in an open access environment. This project costing Rs.72.34 crore has been entrusted to IIT Bombay. NVLI prototype has since been developed.
  • Setting up of NML Model Libraries. The NML will cover 35 State Central Libraries, 35 District Libraries and 6 Libraries under the Ministry of Culture. Funds approved for modernization of various State and Central Libraries is at Annexure-I.
  • Quantitative & Qualitative Survey of Libraries to prepare a baseline data of libraries in India through a survey of 5000 Libraries. The work has been assigned to Indian Market Research Bureau (IMRB).
  • Capacity Building to enhance the professional competence of library personnel. INFLIBNET has conducted trainings in this regard. 

NATIONAL VIRTUAL LIBRARY OF INDIA 

Sl. No. State/UTs Library Name Approved during the year Amount approved
1 ARUNACHAL PRADESH State Central Library, Itanagar 2014-15 223.00
2 ARUNACHAL PRADESH District Library Phasighat 2014-15 87.00
3 KARNATAKA State Central Library, Bangalore 2014-15 223.00
4 KARNATAKA Government District Library, Shimoga 2014-15 87.00
5 MIZORAM State Central Library, Aizwal 2014-15 100.00
6 MIZORAM District Library Building Kolasib. 2014-15 50.00
7 ORISSA State Library Odisha, Bhubaneswar 2014-15 223.00
8 ORISSA District Library, Ganajam Odisha 2014-15 40.36
9 RAJASTHAN Dr. Radhakrishnan Rajya Kendriya
Pustakalaya, Jaipur
2014-15 183.51
10 TRIPURA Birchandra State Central Library, Agartala 2014-15 223.00
11 TRIPURA Unakoti District Library,Unakoti 2014-15 87.00
12 UTTAR PRADESH State Central Library, Allahabad 2014-15 206.00
13 UTTAR PRADESH Government District Library, Etawah 2014-15 87.00
14 WEST BENGAL West Bengal State Central library, Kolkata 2014-15 222.81
15 WEST BENGAL North Bengal State Library, Coochbehar 2014-15 86.98
16 TELANGANA State Central Library Hyderabad 2014-15 112.25
17 TELANGANA District Central Library Mahaboobnagar 2014-15 52.00
18 ASSAM District Library, Jorhat, Assam 2014-15 40.00
19 ASSAM District Library, Guwahati, Assam 2014-15 70.00
20 CHHATISGARH District Library, Dhantawada 2014-15 87.00
21 CHHATISGARH District Library, Raigarh 2014-15 87.00
22 GOA Krishnadas  Shama State Central Library, Panaji 2014-15 223.00
23 GOA Dr. Francisco Luis Gomes District Library, Navelin 2014-15 87.00
24 GUJARAT State Central Library, Gandhinagar 2014-15 106.01
25 ANDHRA PRADESH State Regional Library, Guntur 2014-15 50.00
26 ANDHRA PRADESH Regional Library, Rajamundry 2014-15 30.00
27 MANIPUR State Central Library, Imphal, Mamipur 2014-15 40.00
28 MANIPUR District Library, Senapati, Manipur 2014-15 20.00
29 TAMIL NADU District Library Vellore, Tamil Nadu 2014-15 90.00
30 TAMIL NADU District Library Tiruchiralulli, Tmail Nadu 2014-15 70.00
    2014-15 TOTAL 3293.92
31 RAJASTHAN Sarbajanik Mandal Pustakalaya, Kota 2015-16 63.46
32 KERALA State Central Library, Thiruvananthapuram 2015-16 116.61
33 PONDICHERRY Romain Rolland Library, Puducherry 2015-16 166.54
34 PONDICHERRY Dr. S R Ranganathan Government Public library, District Library, Karaikal 2015-16 76.04
    2015-16 TOTAL 422.65
35 NAGALAND District Library, Dimapur 2016-17 73.81
5(A) MIZORAM State Central Library, Aizwal, Mizoram 2016-17 28.7
36 MAHARASHTRA District Library, Nandurbar, Maharashtra 2016-17 21.90
37 SIKKIM Sikkim State Central Library 2016-17 3.02
38 MADHYA PRADESH Govt. District Library, Khandwa, MP 2016-17 73.2
39 NAGALAND State Central Library, Kohima, Nagaland 2016-17 177.49
    TOTAL 2016-17 378.12
      GRAND TOTAL 4094.69

This information was given by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge) in a written reply in Lok Sabha 2oth March  2017

About surendrahota

Profile photo of surendrahota

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Skip to toolbar