Delhi,RAJYA SABHA:The Minister for Tourism and Culture Smt. Ambika Soni informed the Rajya Sabha today that a detailed Project proposal for conservation and development of 135 number of Sattra was received from the Government of Assam. It has been mentioned in the proposal that 135 Sattra Institutions of Assam have been identified in the Ist Phase of the Scheme for their development at an estimated cost of Rs. 96,59,00,000/-. In a written reply she said, the project proposal submitted by the Government of Assam has been forwarded to Planning Commission for its consideration. The Ministry of Culture has suggested constitution of an Expert Group consisting of eminent members from various fields such as Archaeology, Anthropology, Performing Art, etc. for the purpose.