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Government of India
Ministry of Culture
07 JAN 2019 5:16PM by PIB Delhi
Project for “Development of Gandhi Circuit: Bhitiharwa-Chandrahia-Turkaulia” has been sanctioned in Bihar with central financial assistance of Rs. 4465.02 lakh: Dr. Mahesh Sharma

The Government commemorated centenary of Champaran Satyagrah during the period for April, 2017 to April, 2018. A National Implementation Committee (NIC) headed by the Home Minister had been constituted for the purpose. Inaugural function for the commemoration was organised in Delhi on10th April, 2017 which was presided over by the Prime Minister. A budget of Rs. 20.00 crore was allocated by NIC for the commemoration. However, NIC approved the following activities under centenary celebration of Champaran Satyagrah. 

S.No.

Amount sanctioned

(Rs. in lakh)

                  Project  

1.

113.46

Renovation of Mandap at GSDS, New Delhi

2.

78.00

Setting up of Interpretation centres in Champaran

3.

117.00

Installation of incinerators in schools in Bihar

4.

101.00

Setting up of insignias at 12 locations in Champaran

5.

100.65

Cultural and other activities by GSDS

 

6.

592.00

Setting up of digital museum at GSDS, New Delhi

7.

293.10 

Training on sanitation  of standing members of 4402 Gram Panchayats in Jharkhand state

Total

1395.21

 

 

Development of Gandhi Circuit in Bihar is one of the projects identified for development under the Special Package for Bihar announced by the Prime Minister in 2015. A project for “Development of Gandhi Circuit: Bhitiharwa-Chandrahia-Turkaulia under Rural Circuit theme of Swadesh Darshan Scheme” has been sanctioned in Bihar with central financial assistance of Rs. 4465.02 lakh.

The above information was given by Minister of State (independent charge) for Culture and Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate change Dr. Mahesh Sharma, in reply to an Unstarred Question in the Lok Sabha today.

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