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Govt to fund publications on Indian heritage, culture

To encourage more magazines and journals on India's heritage and culture, government on Saturday launched a scheme that provides financial support of up to R20 lakh a year to such publications.

delhi Updated: Nov 19, 2011 22:51 IST

To encourage more magazines and journals on India's heritage and culture, government on Saturday launched a scheme that provides financial support of up to R20 lakh a year to such publications.

Culture minister Kumari Selja also launched 'Cultural Heritage Young Leadership Programme' aimed at promoting cultural awareness among school children and to develop a love for the country's rich cultural heritage.

Launching the schemes on the occasion of 'Heritage Walk Week' here, Selja said the Ministry will give financial support of upto Rs 10 lakh a year, and in exceptional cases, upto R20 lakh ,to magazines and journals dedicated to India's cultural heritage.

"The scheme is intended to fill a gap being currently encountered in financial assistance for publication and support to journals and magazines,” she said.