Union Budget 2020: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday announced the development of on-site museums at five archaeological sites in the states of Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Assam and Uttar Pradesh.
In her second Union Budget, the Finance Minister said that the on-site museums would be developed at Rakhigarhi in Haryana, Hastinapur in Uttar Pradesh, Sivasagar in Assam, Dholavira in Gujarat and Adichanallur in Tamil Nadu. The Finance Minister also proposed setting up of a tribal museum in Jharkhand’s capital Ranchi.
The proposal to set up an Indian Institute of Heritage and Conservation under the Ministry of Culture was also announced by the Finance Minister. Presenting the Budget for 2020-21, the Finance Minister said that Rs 2,500 crore has been allocated to the Ministry of Tourism and Rs 3,150 crore has been allocated for the Ministry of Culture.