National Film Heritage Mission | 01 Jul 2019

The Minister of Information and Broadcasting (I&B), during his visit to the National Film Archive of India (NFAI), said that the government is committed towards implementation of the National Film Heritage Mission (NFHM) in a time bound manner.


  • In February 1964, the I&B Ministry established the National Film Archive of India in Pune with an aim to trace, acquire and preserve, for posterity, the heritage of national cinema and a representative collection of world cinema.
  • By the turn of the century, the NFAI had collected as many as 1,32,000 film reels or around 22,500 films.
  • However, there was a lack of adequate funding as well as want of sufficient facilities to preserve the films in an ideal manner.

National Film Heritage Mission (NFHM)

  • Launched in the year 2017, NFHM is the prestigious mission of Government of India, for preservation, conservation, digitization and restoration of rich cinematic heritage of the country.
  • The broader objectives under NFHM are to undertake film condition assessment and preventive conservation of around 150,000 film reels, digitization of around 3500 films, picture & sound restoration of around 2000 landmark films of Indian cinema, construction of preservation and conservation facilities (vaults), training and workshops and creating a comprehensive web-based end to end IT solutions.
  • National Film Archive of India (NFAI) is the nodal organization for the implementation of this project.
  • Rs. 597.41 crore has been allotted towards implementation of the project.