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Ambika Soni hints at huge plan to uplift Sattras

The Centre has a scheme worth Rs 96,59,00,000 for conservation and development of altogether 135 sattra in Assam, mostly, in Majuli.

Disclosing this, Union minister for tourism informed the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday that the Centre has received a detailed project proposal for conservation and development of 135 sattra was received from the Assam Government.

She also said these institutions have been identified in the Ist Phase of the Scheme for their development adding that the project proposal has been forwarded to Planning Commission for its consideration.

The ministry of culture has suggested constitution of an Expert Group consisting of eminent members from various fields such as Archeology, Anthropology, Performing Art, etc. for the purpose.
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