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Indian Culture web portal

Indian Culture web portal

Ministry of Culture launched the Indian Culture web portal in New Delhi. It was launched by the State for Culture and Tourism (IC), Shri Prahlad Singh Patel.

Key Points:

  • The portal was developed by a team from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay. The process of curation of the data was done by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi.
  • This portal is a part of the PM's Digital India initiative. This would showcase information about the rich cultural heritage of India. This portal will host images, audio-video files and other data from archives, documents, museums, academies and libraries across India.
  • This portal is said to have a collection of rare books, e-books, manuscripts, virtual galleries, artefacts from the museum, photo archives, archives, gazetteers, Indian National Bibliography, videos, cuisine, images, UNESCO, Musical Instruments of India and many more.

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