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.