be used in gardens by developing base nurseries at Delhi, Agra, Srirangapatnam and
      Bhubaneshwar. The Epigraphy Branch at Mysore carries out research work in Sanskrit and
      Dravidian languages while the one at Nagpur carries out research work in Arabic and Persian.
      Relevant Website:
      National Mission on Monuments and Antiquities
           The National Mission on Monuments and Antiquities (NMMA) was launched in 2007 with
      the objective to prepare a National database on Built Heritage and Sites (BH&S) and antiquities
      from different sources and museums during the XIth Five Year Plan for information and
      dissemination to planners, researchers etc., and better management of such cultural resources.
      Keeping in view the magnitude of the work involved, and as per recommendations of National
      Productivity Council in its 3rd Party Evaluation Report, NMMA has been made a Division of
      Archaeological Survey of India.
           As part of the mandate, NMMA has to prepare two national registers viz., (i) National
      Register on Built Heritage and Sites and (ii) National Register on Antiquities. About 2.00 lakh
      data on Built Heritages and Sites has been documented from various secondary sources. NMMA
      has documented data of approximately 15.00 lakh antiquities so far from different sources.
      National Mission for Manuscripts
           The National Mission for Manuscripts (NMM) was launched in 2003 with the Indira Gandhi
      National Centre for Arts (IGNCA) as the nodal agency to reclaim India’s inheritance of
      knowledge contained in the vast treasure of manuscripts. There are Manuscripts Resource
      Centres (MRC), Manuscripts Conservation Centres (MCC), Manuscripts Partner Centres (MPC)
      and Manuscripts Conservation Partner Centres (MCPC) all over India to locate, to document, to
      conserve and to digitize the tangible heritage of India.
           Major activities of NMM are documentation of manuscripts through survey, conservation of
      manuscripts through preventive and curative methods, training courses and workshops on
      conservation-methods, manuscriptology and paleography workshops for teaching ancient scripts,
      digitization of manuscripts for archival and easy access to the knowledge-base, dissemination of
      knowledge contained in the manuscripts through publications, outreach programme to create
      public awareness of the importance of manuscripts.
      National Museum
           The National Museum, functions as a subordinate office under the Ministry of Culture since
      1960, houses over 2.6 lakh art objects dating from pre-historic era onwards. The main activities
      of the museum are as follows: exhibitions, reorganization/modernization of galleries, educational
      activities and outreach programmes, public relations, publications, photo documentation,
      summer holiday programmes, memorial lectures, museum corner, Photo unit, modelling unit,
      library, conservation laboratory and workshops.
      National Gallery of Modern Art
           The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi was founded in 1954 to promote
      and develop contemporary Indian Art. It houses 17,858 works of art, representing about 1,748