National Mission For Cultural Mapping:
The detailed dossiers of the villages covered under the Mera Gaon Meri Dharohar programme of the National Mission for Cultural Mapping will be made available from May on a web portal
- National Mission for Cultural Mapping was launched in 2017 by the Union Ministry of Culture
- Aim is to develop a comprehensive database of art forms, artists and other resources across the country.
- The government has identified and documented distinctive features of more than one lakh villages across the country.
- In this cultural asset mapping, villages have been broadly divided into seven-eight categories based on mythological ecological, developmental and scholastic importance.
- The Culture Ministry had approved a budget of ₹469 crores for the mission in 2017 for a period of three years.
- Detailed field surveys were carried out by joint teams of the Culture Ministry and the Common Services Centres (CSC), under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.