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I&B Minister Anurag Thakur says Rs 363 cr allotted for world’s largest film restoration project

 (FMNews) - Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said that an amount of 363 crore rupees has been allotted for the world’s largest film restoration project under the National Film Heritage Mission.

 The mission was launched in 2016 with an outlay of 597 crore rupees. It aims at preserving, restoring and digitizing the cinematic heritage. During his visit to National Film Archive of India, in Pune yesterday, Mr Thakur said that films are part of our culture and the seminal contribution made by film industry in the last 100 years, has made India the biggest film industry in the world.


 The Minister informed that the process of restoring over five thousand 900 short films, documentaries and features is underway. He said, this exercise carried out by National Film Archive of India proves to be one of the world’s biggest restoration, conservation, preservation and digitization process undertaken.

 The Minister also held a meeting to review the functioning of Film and Television Institute of India, FTII and deliberated on the vision of taking FTII to international standards of excellence. Mr Thakur said, FTII should nurture entrepreneurial skills and equip students to launch startups in film and television productions.


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