Which Ministry is associated with the ‘Mera Gaon Meri Dharohar’?

Q. Which Ministry is associated with the ‘Mera Gaon Meri Dharohar’?

(1) Union Culture Ministry

(2) Union Rural Development Ministry

(3) Union Defence Ministry

(4) Union Science and Technology Ministry

(5) Question not attempted

Answer: 1

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The ‘Mera Gaon Meri Dharohar’ initiative, also known as MGMD, is a pan-India project spearheaded by the Ministry of Culture under the National Mission on Cultural Mapping. The project seeks to create a comprehensive virtual platform that connects people with the diverse cultural heritage of India’s villages.

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National Mission on Cultural Mapping (NMCM) has been set up by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, with an aim to identify and document India’s cultural heritage and its creative potential to regenerate and revitalize rural economies, thereby making Village India self-reliant.

The Cultural Mapping will function at three levels:

  • National Directories of artists and living human treasures of cultural industries.
  • Creation of National Digital Inventories/ Registers of art expression and artist communities/bearers of tradition.
  • Evolve policies toward the preservation of art practices and develop welfare schemes for their practitioners.

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Mission Mandate

To envision and address the necessity of preserving the threads of rich Indian Art and Cultural Heritage.

To create a national database through Cultural Mapping with the aid of extensive ground surveys and documentation.

  • To Design a mechanism to fulfill the aspirations of the whole artiste community of the nation.
  • To preserve, safeguard, revitalize and disseminate the rich cultural heritage of this country for future generations.
  • To create a strong “Cultural Vibrancy” throughout the nation with the help of digital platforms and outreach activities.

Meri Sanskrti Meri Pehchan /Mera Gaon Meri Dharohar (MGMD)

National Cultural Work Place (NCWP)/ MGMD Portal provide open access to the following facilities:

  • Registration of art forms and artists.
  • Unique Identification Code (UIC) for the Artists.
  • Link to welfare schemes of the Government.
  • Uploading facility for cultural events/ and art and craft products/ Artists’ workshops
  • Editing and updating of village data by the users.
  • Virtual living museum.
  • Village travel passport.
  • Digital Indi-badges for online village travel.

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