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.
- Number of Manuscripts digitized – 2.80 lakh Manuscripts.
- 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)
- 2013-14 950.00
- 2014-15 950.00
- 2015-16 625.00
- 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
|8||Jammu & Kashmir||21.50||16.50||21.00||23.5|
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
|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|
|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|
|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|
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