From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :
Prelims level : National Mission on Cultural Mapping (NMCM)
Mains level : Plural diversity of India
The Minister of State of Culture and Tourism provided certain information regarding the NMCM in the Lok Sabha.
National Mission on Cultural Mapping
- National Mission on Cultural Mapping (NMCM) has been set up by the Ministry of Culture in 2017.
- Mission will compile data of artists, art forms & geo location with inputs from Central Ministries, State Governments & art/culture bodies.
- Specially designed data capture form with technical collaboration of National E-Governance Division (NEGD)/Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) has been formulated for data collection.
- Data from art & culture Academies of the Ministry of Culture has been collected and will be entered into database after due correction.