State authors to get Rs 16 lakh subsidy
Srinagar, July 28: J&K Academy of Art, Culture & Languages (JKAACL) has sanctioned subsidy to the tune of about Rs. 16 lakhs to writers of different constitutionally recognized languages in the State for publishing their works.
This follows approval by the Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, who is the President of the Academy, to the proposal submitted to him by the Academy under the subsidy to author’s scheme.
Giving details, Secretary JKAACL, Khalid Bashir Ahmad, said that the subsidy has been granted for 2009-10 and 2010-11. He said that 105 manuscripts in different languages including Urdu, Kashmiri, Dogri, Hindi, Punjabi, Gojri, Pahari and English were recommended by panels of experts of concerned languages for grant of subsidy.
As per the rules of the Academy the recommendations were submitted to the President for approval. The Secretary said that authors of the manuscripts, for which subsidy has been sanctioned, would be intimated individually. For information, they could also contact the Academy’s Central Office and the two Divisional Offices at Srinagar and Jammu.
Officials said among its many schemes the Academy implements for promotion of art, culture and languages, the Subsidy to Authors scheme. It is an important scheme under which fifty percent of the printing cost of books is provided as subsidy to authors who find it difficult to publish their works and recover the cost. A substantial number of manuscripts that otherwise would not have seen the light of the day in book form are yearly published with the Academy’s subsidy scheme.
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