Delhi, Feb 3
The objectives of the Ministry of Culture are to preserve, promote and disseminate all forms of art and culture, including integration of different cultures, through various schemes.
It deals with the Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage of India. This heritage encompass several strands including monuments and archaeology; folk and tribal art; literature; archives; library; performing arts including music, dance and drama and visual arts in the form of paintings, sculpture and graphics. All activities of the Ministry relating to promotion, preservation and conservation of the cultural heritage of the country are implemented through a network of 2 attached offices, 6 subordinate offices and 34 autonomous organisations under its control and number of schemes directly operated by the Ministry for promotion and dissemination of art and culture. Its activities, projects and programmes are organised under various schemes of Archaeology, Museums, Archives, Anthropology, Performing Arts, Public Libraries, Buddhist and Tibetan Institutes, Centenaries and Anniversaries, International Cultural Relations, Gandhi Heritage Mission.
This information was given by the Minister of State (I/c) of Culture and Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.