Under the new Tagore Cultural Complexes Scheme, the existing Rabindra ‘Bhawans’, ‘Manchas’, ‘Sadans’, ‘Rangshalas’ and other cultural centres will be upgraded and modernised into state-of-the-art cultural complexes. These structures were created as part of a nation-wide programme launched on the occasion of Centenary Celebrations of Rabindranath Tagore in 1961. Besides restoring these structures, new cultural complexes will be created in the State Capitals and other cities where no such complexes exist.
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The National Implementation Committee (NIC) for Commemoration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore have decided that proposals received from State Governments for renovation/ upgradation of existing Cultural Complexes with estimated cost of Rs. 15 crore and below will be considered under the Scheme for Tagore Cultural Complexes introduced by the Ministry of Culture.
The proposals costing more than Rs. 15 crore but not beyond Rs. 50 crore will be decided on case to case basis. Under this category following three proposals are under consideration.
Government of Tripura has proposed to construct Rabindra Satabarshiki Bhawan in Agartala at an estimated cost of Rs. 27.55 crores. The Bhawan was originally constructed as part of the Birth Centenary Celebrations of Rabindranath Tagore. Since the building was in a dilapidated condition, it has been dismantled and construction of a new building with modern facilities has been taken up by the State Government.
A proposal for renovation of existing Auditorium at Rabindra Bhawan in Bhopal and Construction of a new Auditorium/Open Air Theatre at an estimated cost of Rs. 49.93 crores has been received from Government of Madhya Pradesh. The proposal is under examination and will be placed before the National Appraisal Committee.
The Government of Maharashtra has submitted a proposal for up gradation of Rabindra Natya Mandir at an estimated cost of Rs. 18.08 crore. The proposal is under examination.