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Cultural Institutions in India-1
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Soumitra Chatterjee
I am currently pursuing my integrated BS-MS coursework from IISER Mohali. I am majoring in Biological Sciences. I am a UPSC aspirant.

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  1. Cultural Institutions in India

  2. THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA Comes under the directive of Ministry of Culture. e It is the foremost institution for archaeological researches. " Main focus is to preserve the physical and tangible heritage sites. There are two provisions which guide ASI: Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958. Antiquities and Art Treasure Act, 1972. ASI has various Museums, Excavation branches, Epigraphy branches, Building Survey Projects, Horticulture branch, Temple Survey Projects under their directive. Underwater Archaeology Wing is one special feature of ASI.

  3. CRAFTS COUNCIL OF INDIA It's a non-profit organization that promotes activities to preserve and develop handicraft industry in India. Established in 1976 by Kamala Devi Chattopadhyay. " They are affiliated to World Crafts Council. They have open shops named 'Kamala'. They are the main body behind All India Craft Fair. e They ensure that the unique artistic traditions of various parts of India are represented in globally recognized platforms.

  4. INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL CENTRE FOR THE ARTS This was launched in 1985 by Rajiv Gandhi. It concentrates on research, conservation, display and dissemination of arts The functioning is governed by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts. Their main objective is to be the major resource centre for the oral and visual art forms in India.

  5. INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL CENTRE FOR THE ARTS It has six functional units: Kala Nidhi- The multi-form library. Kala Kosa- Devoted mainly to the study and publication of fundamental texts in Indian languages. Janapada Sampada- Engaged in lifestyle studies. Cultural Informatics- Apply technology-based tools for cultural preservation and propagation. Sutradhara-Administrative section that acts as a spine supporting and coordinating all the activities. Kala Darsana-The executive unit which transforms researches and studies emanating from the IGNCA into visible forms through exhibitions