Ministry Of Culture Plans Rs 27,000 Crore Five-Year Project To Revamp ASI, Develop Tourist Sites Across IndiaArt work at the the Southern Zone Cultural Centre in Thanjavur. (representative image)

The Ministry of Culture has submitted a Rs 26,549 crore plan to the Fifteenth Finance Commission detailing its plans over the five years between 2020-25, ET reports.

As part of the plan, the ministry envisions an authentic reconstruction of 11 historic sites including Hampi and Indus Valley sites along with setting up an Indian Institute of Culture (IIC). 100 experimental museums on the lines of the Acropolis in Greece will also be setup in the five years.

Of the funds, a fourth will go towards revamping the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) which will ensure amenities and facilities for tourists at the monuments. Technological aids will be used for the authentic reconstruction of the IVC sites like Dholavira and Rakhigarhi with IIT Bombay serving as the nodal site.

A plan will also be put in place to showcase and promote Indian festivals like Rakhi, Karwa Chauth, Teej and Bhai Dooj as per the document both at national and international levels.

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