NCF - HOW IS
IT DIFFERENT FROM OTHER GOVERNMENTAL PROGRAMMES AND ACTIVITIES?
a) constitutes an important innovation, rather a basic departure from the implementational strategies of the Government hitherto which presumed that the onus was necessarily and primarily on the Government to provide administrative and financial wherewithal for culture-related endeavours in the country;
b) accepts institutions and individuals as equal partners of the Government in the management of the cultural scenario in the country;
c) constitutes an important initiative for enabling institutions and public at large to contribute to culture-related endeavours, for forging meaningful inter-institution partnerships, for mobilising extra budgetary resources for culture, and for heightening awareness that culture indeed constitutes a crucial input to the overall process of development; and
d) will help overcoming the resource crunch in relation to culture-related endeavours.