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National Mission on Libraries approved
Nov 29, 2013

National Mission on Libraries has been approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs. It has been proposed by the Ministry of Culture for upgradation of libraries providing services to the public under the National Mission on Libraries (NML). 

The objectives of the mission are:

  • The scheme envisages creating a National Virtual Library of India for facilitating a comprehensive database on digital resources on information about India and on information generated in India. 

  • The scheme would develop six libraries under Ministry of Culture, 35 state Central Libraries and 35 District Libraries, with particular emphasis on economically backward districts, as model libraries. In addition, 629 district libraries across the States would be provided network connectivity. 

  • The scheme also proposes to enhance the professional competence of library personnel. 


The scheme would benefit students, researchers, scientists, children, artists, differently abled persons, the general public, neo and non-literates and would entail an expenditure of Rs.400 crore during the 12th Plan period. 


Method of selection of libraries:

For setting up of the NML model libraries, existing libraries would be identified in consultation with State governments, to improve infrastructure and upgrade technology used by them. Efforts would be made to locate them alongwith educational institutions.  Library professionals working in public and other libraries would be given need based training to improve their managerial skill and competence to utilize Information Communication Technology applications.  


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