New Delhi: In a written reply to an Unstarred Question in Rajya Sabha, Dr Mahesh Sharma, Ministry of state (independent charge) for Culture and Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate change informed that a total of 10598.00 lakh has been earmarked for development of museums in Current Financial Year 2018-19.
Answering to a specific question on Government libraries and museums in the State of Karnataka the minister informed that Special Assistance of 223 lakhs has been sanctioned for State Central Library, Bengaluru and 87 lakhs for Govt District Library, Shimoga under National Mission on Libraries Scheme in which financial assistance to one State Central Library and one District Library is provided in each state/UT as recommended by the state/UT Library Authority for the following purposes:
Improvement of Infrastructure
Up-gradation of Technology & Modernization of Services
Creation of Facilities for specially abled groups
Procurement of Reading Resources to meet local need and Advocacy and Outreach Programmes.