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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 394
ANSWERED ON:  08.01.2019
Promotion of Rajbhasha Hindi
MANSHANKAR NINAMA
Will the Minister of



HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-



(a) whether the Government has prepared schemes for according appropriate honour to Rajbhasha Hindi and its world-wide and nation-wide promotion and propagation as per Constitutional provisions;

(b) if so, the schemes prepared during the last three years along with the funds spent on these schemes;

(c) the proper steps taken for better use of Rajbhasha Hindi in Science and Technology; and

(d) the target fixed by the Government in this regard?



ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI KIREN RIJIJU)
(a) to (d): A statement is laid on the table of the House.







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STATEMENT IN REPLY TO LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. *394 FOR ANSWER ON 08.01.2019 REGARDING “PROMOTION OF RAJBHASHA HINDI”
(a), (b) & (d): Yes Madam, As per the provision made in the Article 343 of the Constitution, Hindi in Devnagari script is the Official Language of the Union. For the recognition of the Official Language and its wide publicity at national and international level Government of India has formulated various schemes like Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar Yojana, Rajbhasha Gaurav Puraskar Yojana, Rajbhasha Regional Awards, Encouragement/Incentive Scheme, Cash prize for Hindi learning etc. An annual Programme is prepared by the Department of Official Language, which sets targets for promotion of correspondence in Hindi, noting in Hindi, training in Hindi language etc. Apart from this, targets are fixed to impart training to the officials in the fields of Hindi language, Hindi typing, Hindi stenography as well as Hindi translation. A detailed statement is at Annexure ‘I’. The annual budget for this purpose is Rs.74.45 crore.
(c): Yes Madam, Efforts are being made by the Department of Science and Technology to ensure better utilization of the Official Language. Science communication & popularization programmes are being organized throughout the country in Hindi as well as Regional Languages. Radio serials through AIR are developed, produced & broadcasted in Hindi. Books titled “Bharat mei Samudri Bhu Vigyan ka Itihas” and “Sab tak pahuchana hai” and Hindi journal like “Vigyan Pragati”, “Aavishkar” and “Dream 2047” have helped in bringing knowledge and updates regarding scientific happening throughout the world to Hindi speaking people.
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