An amount of Rs 60,039,297 has been approved and allocated for Project Mausam for F.Y 2018-19 and 2019-20: Dr Mahesh Sharma

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An amount of Rs 60,039,297 has been approved and allocated for Project Mausam for F.Y 2018-19 and 2019-20: Dr Mahesh Sharma

An amount of Rs 60,039,297/- (i.e 2,80,95,532 for 2018-19 and Rs 3,19,43,765 for year 2019-20) has been approved and allocated for Project Mausam. Expenditure for the project during 2017-18 and first three months of 2018-19 is Rs. 16,75,614.

Project ‘Mausam’ is the initiative of Ministry of Culture to be implemented by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) as the nodal agency with research support of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) and National Museum as associate bodies. This project aims to explore the multi-faceted Indian Ocean ‘world’ – collating archaeological and historical research in order to document the diversity of cultural, commercial and religious interactions in the Indian Ocean. The main objective of the project is to inscribe places and sites identified under Project Mausam as trans-national nomination for inscription on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The list of 39 countries identified under Project Mausam is below

Action Plan for the year 2018-19 and 2019-20 has been initiated which includes certain activities such as holding an international workshop, event at UNESCO HQ, Creation of web platform, regional training programme and tentative list preparation for the Trans border nomination.

List of 39 Indian Ocean countries identified under Project Mausam:

1

Bahrain

2

Bangladesh

3

Cambodia

4

China

5

Comoros

6

Egypt

7

Eritrea

8

Réunion, French Department

9

Indonesia

10

Iraq

11

Iran (Islamic Republic)

12

Jordan

13

Kuwait

14

Kenya

15

Lebanon

16

Madagascar

17

Malaysia

18

Maldives

19

Mauritius

20

Mozambique

21

Myanmar

22

Oman

23

Pakistan

24

Philippines

25

Qatar

26

Singapore

27

Sri Lanka

28

Saudi Arabia

29

Seychelles

30

Somalia

31

South Africa

32

Sudan

33

Syrian Arab Republic

34

United Republic of Tanzania

35

Thailand

36

Turkey

37

United Arab Emirates

38

Viet Nam

39

Yemen

The above information was given by Minister of State (independent charge) for Culture and Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate change Dr. Mahesh Sharma, in reply to an Unstarred Question in the Lok Sabha today.

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