A number of New Science Centre projects have been taken up under scheme for Promotion of Culture of Science by Ministry of Culture

New Delhi : Under the Scheme for Promotion of Culture of Science (SPoCS), National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, has developed a chain of Science Cities/ Science Centres/ Innovation Hubs throughout the Country.

As per the scheme guidelines, the projects are taken up on receipt of the proposal from State-Govt /UTs with commitments of encumbrance free land, cost of the project (capital & corpus), operation, manpower and management of the project etc.

List of new projects that are in progress in various States/UTs under SPoCS Scheme is attached at Annexure-A. A list of projects which have been approved by MoC and are in the pipeline is placed at Annexure-B.

 

ANNEXURE-A

New Science Centre projects taken up by NCSM under SPoCS Scheme of Govt. of India

 

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Names of the new science centre projects taken up by NCSM under SPOCS Scheme of Govt. of India Located in

State/UT

01 Science City, Guwahati Assam
02 Regional Science Centre, Kottayam Kerala
03 Sub-Regional Science Centre, Palampur Himachal Pradesh
04 Sub-Regional Science Centre, Gaya Bihar
05 Sub- Regional Science Centre, Almora Uttarakhand
06 Sub-Regional Science Centre, Udaipur Rajasthan
07 Sub-Regional Science Centre, Mayabundar A&N Islands
08 Sub-Regional Science Centre, Kokrajhar Assam
09 Science Centre, (Category-II) Rajahmundry Andhra Pradesh
10 Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Science City, Patna Bihar
11 Science Centre (Cat-II), Ambala Haryana
  12 Science Centre (Cat-II), Ujjain Madhya Pradesh
  13 Science City, Dehradun Uttarakhand

 

ANNEXURE-B

 

New Projects approved by MoC under SPoCS Scheme of Govt. of India

 

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Names of the new projects approved by MoC Located in

State/UT

01 Science Centre, (Cat-II) Jabalpur# Madhya Pradesh
02 Science Centre, (Cat-II) Ajmer## Rajasthan
03 Science Centre, (Cat-II) Kanyakumari$ Tamil Nadu
04 Science Centre, (Cat-II) Bikaner** Rajasthan
05 Science Centre (Cat-II), Srinagar * Jammu & Kashmir

 

This information was given by Minister of Culture, Tourism & Development of North Eastern Region  G. Kishan Reddy in Lok Sabha today.