Wednesday, 6 July, 2022

Govt allocates Tk 637 crore for Cultural Affairs Ministry

 In the proposed budget for the next 2022-23 financial year, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Thursday has proposed an allocation of Tk 637 crore for the Ministry of Cultural Affairs.

The proposed allocation is Tk 58 crore more than the revised budget of the last financial year.

In his budget speech, the Finance Minister said the government was working for the preservation of non-communal democratic heritage of Bengali culture and for the creative development of national language, literature, art, music, drama and other fine arts.

Development of indigenous culture and cultural heritage, liberation war consciousness and research, display and exhibition, publication, identification-excavation-renovation-preservation and display of archeological specimens, copyright preservation of creative works, celebration of historic 7th March Regular funds are being allocated.

Financial assistance is being provided to cultural activists and cultural institutions every financial year, he said in his budget speech. 

Through the application of information technology, digital preservation and management of films has been introduced in place of traditional methods, he added.