26 Nov 2019

National Mission on Cultural Mapping (NMCM)Quick read

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Source: PIB & Ministry of Culture

Vision & Mission  

  • To envision and address the necessity of preserving the threads of rich Indian Art and Cultural Heritage  
  • To Convert vast and widespread cultural canvass of India into an objective Cultural Mapping  
  • To Design a mechanism to fulfill the aspirations of the whole artist community of the nation  
  • To Preserve the rich cultural heritage of this country for future generations  
  • To create a strong “Cultural Vibrancy” throughout the nation

Objectives of the Mission 

Under this Mission, at broad-level, there are three important objectives as follows:

  1. National Cultural Awareness Abhiyan: Hamari Sanskriti Hamari Pahchan Abhiyan OR Our Culture Our Identity 
  2. Nationwide Artist Talent Hunt/Scouting Programme: Sanskritik Pratibha Khoj Abhiyan
  3. National Cultural Workplace: Centralised Transactional Web Portal with database and demography of cultural assets and resources including all art forms and artists.

About NMCM

  • NMCM has been set up by the Ministry of Culture in 2017 
  • This mission will compile data of artists, art forms & geo-location with inputs from Central Ministries, State Governments & art/culture bodies. 
  • Specially designed data capture form with technical collaboration of the National E-Governance Division (NEGD)/Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) has been formulated for data collection.
  • The Mission encompasses data mapping, demography building, formalizing the processes and bringing all cultural activities under one umbrella for better results.


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