Steps taken by the government to promote the Languages in Eighth Schedule

New Delhi : The policy of the Government of India is to promote all Indian Languages.  Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysore works for the promotion of all Indian languages including Scheduled/Non-Scheduledand Classical languages. There are separate organisations for development and promotion of Hindi, Urdu, Sindhi and Sanskrit languages.  Sanskrit Language is promoted through three Central Universities viz, Central Sanskrit University, New Delhi, Shri Lal Bhahdur Shastri National Sanskrit University, New Delhi and National Sanskrit University, Tirupati. Hindi is promoted byKendriya Hindi Sansthan     (KHS) Agra, Central Hindi Directorate (CHD), New Delhi and Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology (CSTT), New Delhi.

Sindhi is promoted through National Council for Promotion of Sindhi Language (NCPSL), New Delhi and Urdu is promoted through National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL), New Delhi. In addition to promote all Indian languages, Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysore also works for the promotion of four Classical Languages namely Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam and Odia.  Development and promotion of Classical Tamil is done by Central Institute of Classical Tamil (CICT), Chennai.   CIIL works and collaborates with   various     stakeholders      including    Universities, Institutes, State Governments, etc for development of languages through its various schemes like National Translation Mission, Linguistic Data Consortium of Indian Languages, Bharatavani, etc for development and promotion of languages.

The information was given by the Union Minister of Education, Dharmendra Pradhan in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.