Question : Promotion of Classical Language

a) Whether the Government is considering to develop Indian languages
as well as classical languages;
b) if so, the details thereof;
c) the efforts being made by the Government to
develop/promote/expand each of the Classical Language, language-wise
including Telugu; and
d) the funds allocated, sanctioned, released and utilized for promotion of
Telugu Classical Language so far?

Answer given by the minister

(a) & (b): Yes Sir. The policy of the Government is to promote all Indian
Languages including Classical Languages. Central Institute of Indian
Languages (CIIL) works for the promotion of all Indian languages
including classical languages and there are separate Institutions for
development and promotion of Hindi, Urdu, Sindhi and Sanskrit languages.
(c) & (d): CIIL works for promotion of four classical languages viz.
Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam and Odia. There is a separate institute
namely Central Institute of Classical Tamil (CICT) which works for the
development and promotion of Classical Tamil. The Government of India
is promoting the Sanskrit Language through three Deemed Universities
viz. Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan (RSKS), New Delhi, Shri Lal Bahadur
Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, New Delhi and Rashtriya Sanskrit
Vidyapeeth, Tirupati.
The details of funds provided for Classical Telugu through CIIL is given
(Rupees in lakh)
Funds allocated/
Sanctioned/ released Funds utilised
2015-16 100.00 19.47
2016-17 100.00 4.70
2017-18 100.00 0
2018-19 99.00 28.91
2019-20 107.00 11.41

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