Five archaeological sites to be developed as iconic sites

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her Budget session 2020-21 presentation on Saturday proposed new aims of Culture and Tourism. establishment of an Indian Institute of Heritage and Conservation under Ministry of Culture proposed with the status of a deemed University.

Five archaeological sites to be developed as iconic sites with on-site Museums – Rakhigarhi (Haryana), Hastinapur (Uttar Pradesh) Shivsagar (Assam), Dholavira (Gujarat) and Adichanallur (Tamil Nadu).

Re-curation of the Indian Museum in Kolkata was announced by Prime Minister in January 2020.

Museum on Numismatics and Trade to be located in the historic Old Mint building, Kolkata. Four more museums from across the country to be taken up for renovation and re-curation.

Maritime museum to be set up at Lothal- the Harrapan age maritime site near Ahmedabad, by Ministry of Shipping.

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