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Preserving Our Heritage and Literature
The Delhi Public Library Network, which presented a vibrant public space accessible to all and encouraged a culture of reading and curiosity about one’s social context, will be enhanced. A public library or community-reading space will be created in every constituency of Delhi.
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Deputy CM Manish Sisodia inaugurates 8 libraries constructed under Swaraj Fund along with Water Minister Kapil Mishra 8 Libraries and Senior Citizen Centers launched in Karawal Nagar, which were development works decided by the Mohalla Sabha Pilot held in 2015-16 Delhi Government had conducted over 400 Mohalla Sabha meetings in 11 constituencies to ask, tabulate and execute works that the citizens of the Mohalla Sabha wanted and needed in their community To execute this, Delhi Government has piloted the Swaraj Fund, under which all development works would be proposed and awarded by Mohalla Sabhas, for which Rs. 350 crore was allocated in 2015-16. These 8 libraries are a landmark in Delhi Governance because the decision for these 8 libraries was not taken by bureaucrats, officers or politicians but by the people directly. करावल नगर में मोहल्ला सभा के फंड से बने 8 पुस्तकालयों व वरिष्ठ नागरिक मनोरंजन केंद्र का उद् घाटन @msisodia & @KapilMishraAAP ने किया। लाइब्रेरी के उद्घाटन में सैकड़ो लोगो का आना बदलाव की शुरुआत है। @msisodia दिल्ली के सरकारी स्कूलों में बने 8,000 नये कमरों में 280 करावल नगर में बने हैं : @KapilMishraAAP मोहल्ला सभा द्वारा एक साथ 8 लाइब्रेरी, हर वार्ड में 2 लाइब्रेरी कल से करावल नगर में शुरू हो जाएंगी। जनता जब decision लेती है तो कमाल होता है: @KapilMishraAAP

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A sample modular e-Library in 8' * 40' size steel containers has been proposed. Based on learnings from a pilot, upto 1000 e-libraries in all of Delhi are proposed to be set up.

The Art, Culture and Languages Department Update on One Year of Government: The Department is running a number of Composite Libraries all over Delhi and providing Grant-in-Aid to NGOs for opening of Libraries in different Assembly Constituencies. The proposal for enhancing the financial assistance to convert the existing Libraries into Hi-Tech Libraries and opening the new libraries is under process.

Over 250 Mohalla Sabhas were conducted as part of the participatory budgeting initiative in 11 constituencies as a pilot. 253 crores was allotted to the Swaraj Fund. Many of these works involved construction of local reading spaces or libraries which have been taken up by the local district magistrate. The overall DPL network is under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India which will require further center-state coordination to bolster it.

The Delhi government is planning to set up art and culture libraries in Delhi, in all 70 constituencies.

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