Relocation of office of eastern zonal cultural centre

Culture

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF CULTURE
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 177
TO BE ANSWERED ON 19TH NOVEMBER, 2019


RELOCATION OF OFFICE OF EASTERN ZONAL CULTURAL CENTRE

177. SHRI AMAR PATNAIK:

Will the Minister of CULTURE be pleased to state:

(a) the details of programs/festivals/workshops organised by the eastern zonal cultural centre for the preservation of folk and tribal arts of Odisha in the last two years; and
(b) whether the Government is considering a proposal to relocate the office of the eastern zonal cultural centre from Kolkata to a location in Odisha to promote and develop the arts of Odisha?


ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE (I/C) FOR CULTURE AND TOURISM
(SHRI PRAHLAD SINGH PATEL)


(a) The details of programmes/festivals/workshops organised by the Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre (EZCC), Kolkata for preservation of folk and tribal arts of Odisha in the last two years are at Annexure.

(b) Odisha is the member State of EZCC, Kolkata and artists of Odisha are invited across the country to showcase the different folk arts and cultural heritage of Odisha. At present, no such proposal to relocate the office of EZCC from Kolkata to Odisha is under the consideration of the Government.

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