Ministry of Culture (India)

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Ministry of Culture (India)
Ministry of Culture India.svg
Agency overview
JurisdictionIndia Republic of India
Shastri Bhawan
New Delhi
Annual budget2,687.99 crore (US$380 million) (2021–22 est.)[1]
Ministers responsible

The Ministry of Culture is the Indian government ministry charged with preservation and promotion of art and culture of India.

G. Kishan Reddy is the current Minister of Culture. Recently the government has established the National Mission on Libraries India under this ministry.[2]


Ministers of Culture[edit]

No. Name Term of office Political Party Prime Minister
1 Ananth Kumar[4] 13 October 1999 1 September 2001 Bharatiya Janata Party
(National Democratic Alliance)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
2 Maneka Gandhi
(MoS, Independent Charge)
1 September 2001 18 November 2001 Independent
(National Democratic Alliance)
3 Jagmohan 18 November 2001 22 May 2004 Bharatiya Janata Party
(National Democratic Alliance)
4 S. Jaipal Reddy 23 May 2004 29 January 2006 Indian National Congress
(United Progressive Alliance)
Manmohan Singh
5 Ambika Soni 29 January 2006 23 May 2009
6 Manmohan Singh 23 May 2009 19 January 2011
7 Kumari Selja 19 January 2011 28 October 2012
8 Chandresh Kumari Katoch 28 October 2012 26 May 2014
9 Shripad Naik
(MoS, Independent Charge)
26 May 2014 12 November 2014 Bharatiya Janata Party
(National Democratic Alliance)
Narendra Modi
10 Mahesh Sharma
(MoS, Independent Charge)
12 November 2014 30 May 2019
11 Prahlad Singh Patel
(MoS, Independent Charge)
30 May 2019 7 July 2021
12 G Kishan Reddy 7 July 2021 Incumbent

List of Ministers of State[edit]

Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture
Minister of state Portrait Political party Term Years
Arjun Ram Meghwal Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal taking charge as the Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, in New Delhi on September 04, 2017.jpg Bharatiya Janata Party 7 July 2021 Incumbent 2 years, 209 days
Meenakshi Lekhi Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi in July 2021.jpg 7 July 2021 Incumbent 2 years, 209 days


  1. "Budget data". 2021.
  2. "About : NML". Archived from the original on 1 November 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  3. "About RRRLF". Archived from the original on 11 September 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  4. "Council of Ministers" (PDF).

External links[edit]

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