DESK REPORT, DHAKA
In the proposed budget for the next 2022-23 financial year, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has proposed an allocation of Tk 638 crore for the culture sector, which is Tk 57 crore more than the revised budget of the last financial year.
He presented the proposed budget in parliament on 9th June.
The proposed budget of the Ministry of Culture for the financial year 2021-22 was Tk. 56 crore, Which was revised to Tk 589 crore.
In his budget speech, the finance minister said the government was working to preserve the non-communal democratic heritage of Bengali culture and for the creative development of the national language, literature, art, music, drama and other fine arts.
A celebration of the historic 7th March as well as the development of indigenous culture and cultural heritage; research and research displays on the liberation war; identification of archaeological specimens; excavation; renovation; preservation; and display; and copyright preservation of creative works. Funds are distributed on a consistent basis.
He said financial assistance is provided to indigent cultural activists and cultural institutions every year. Through the application of information technology, digital preservation and management of films have been introduced in place of traditional methods. Bangladesh Film Artists Welfare Trust was formed in 2021 for the welfare of film artists.