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Promotion of Cultural Traditions, Arts and Literature of Rural and Tribal Areas


Promotion of Cultural Traditions,

Ministry of Culture, Government of India has set up seven Zonal Cultural Centres (ZCCs) with headquarters at Patiala, Nagpur, Udaipur, Allahabad, Kolkata, Dimapur and Thanjavur to promote cultural traditions, arts, literature, folk arts and songs of the rural and tribal areas of the country. These ZCCs organize various cultural activities and programmes to preserve various art forms on regular basis.

The Government of India has initiated action for setting up of cultural sub-centres of these ZCCs in their member States as per agreed terms and conditions that include land free of cost and also their matching fund contribution. These cultural centres would be under the administrative control and supervision of the respective ZCCs. At present, no proposal for setting up of Regional Office/Cultural Centre in any member State of ZCC has been finalized.

This information was given by Minister of State (IC) for Culture and Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change Dr. Mahesh Sharma in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

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First Published: Wed, December 20 2017. 12:20 IST