March 24, 2022
Jawhar Sircar’s Supplementary Ques on non-issuance of repertory grants for artistes by Culture Min
I would like to carry on from where Shrimati Jaya Bachchan has mentioned. The Minister has been partially misled into giving a wrong reply. Sir, with all due submissions, let me show you. I have worked in that Ministry for a long time; your Ministry does provide a lot of employment. There is a word called ‘culture and industry’ on the basis of
which almost 20 per cent of employment is provided in the advanced countries. In our country also, there are small schemes that benefit every artisan, social group, dancing group. So, please revisit the answer. It is not the question. Please go back. Your Ministry does provide, and don’t allow such answers to come in. Please concentrate.. I will take one minute, Sir. The repertory grant reaches every corner, every district of India. That grant has not been given
for three years. साहब, ज़रा देिखए, it does provide, and I am giving a positive assessment.