Difficult to allocate public funds to Art and Culture

  • This year, the minister of culture received just 0.075% of the total budget, which stands in stark contrast to nations like China, the UK, and the US which allocate between 2-5% of their budgets to the advancement of art and culture.
  • It might not be feasible for a developing country like India to dedicate a sizeable percentage of its public funds to the advancement of art and culture given the high disparity it encounters in basic rural infrastructure such as health, education, and transit.
  • The Higher percentage was possible in other developed countries because of their financial involvement of non-government sources which is not the case in India.
  • The government, according to the article, is experimenting with novel ideas to maximize the involvement of for-profit and nonprofit groups in the field of promoting art and culture.