Panoramic Imagery of monuments




Panoramic Imagery of monuments 

The Archaeological Survey of India and Google Ireland Limited a company incorporated under the laws of Ireland signed an Agreement on 25th September, 2013. Under this Agreement, use will be made of Google’s photography technology inside and outside the monument to create standard-resolution, 360-degree, panoramic images (the “Site View Images”), giving users the ability to experience a “virtual tour” of those selected parts of the monuments/Site(“Site View”). 


100 monuments have been covered under the scheme throughout the country. There is no proposal to cover all the monuments in the country. 

This information was given by the Union Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge), Dr. Mahesh Sharma in reply to a starred question in the Lok Sabha today. 
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Ticketed Monuments of ASI 

There are 116 centrally protected ticketed monuments under the jurisdiction of Archaeological Survey of India. In addition to conservation, preservation, maintenance and development of environs in and around centrally protected monuments/sites, providing basic facilities/amenities (i.e. drinking water, toilet blocks, facilities for physically challenged, pathways, cultural notice boards/signage, vehicle parking, cloak rooms, etc.) to the tourists visiting centrally protected monuments are the regular activities which the Archaeological Survey of India undertakes, as per need and resources. Further, improvement and up- gradation of these public amenities is a continuous process. Basic tourist facilities depending upon the need have been provided at the centrally protected ticketed monuments. The details of centrally protected ticketed monuments and tourist related amenities thereon are at Annexure-II. 

There is no proposal as such to charge for visiting all centrally protected monuments in the country. 

This information was given by the Union Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge), Dr. Mahesh Sharma in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today. 
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Funds to Zonal Cultural Centres 

The Government of India has set up seven Zonal Cultural Centres (ZCCs) during 1985-86 having their headquarters at Patiala, Udaipur, Allahabad, Kolkata, Dimapur, Nagpur and Thanjavur.  The main objectives of the ZCCs are the preservation, promotion and dissemination of the traditional folk arts and culture of the various States/Union Territories.  The ZCCs have been carrying out various activities and programmes at the national, zonal and local levels in accordance with their aims and objectives implemented through various schemes. 

The details of the funds released to all ZCCs during the last two years are as under:       
  (Rs. in Lakh)
2012-13
2013-14
2159.15
4246.22

The Government organizes various cultural programmes through its organizations like Zonal Culture Centres (ZCCs), Akademies etc. to promote Indian culture for all walks of people including youth. The ZCCs implement Young Talent Artistes’ Scheme to recognize and encourage young talents in the folk art forms of different regions in the country. The Non-Governmental Organizations availing grants-in-aid under various schemes of the Ministry of Culture have been asked to organize two cultural programmes in the schools.  The various social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, You Tube and Mobile Apps are being used for providing regular updates about the cultural programmes/events being organized by various organizations.



This information was given by the Union Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge), Dr. Mahesh Sharma in reply to a starred question in the Lok Sabha today.

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