The Minister of State for Planning and Parliamentary Affairs Shri V. Narayanasamy informed the Rajya Sabha today that Digitization is an approved project of the National Library in the Annual Action Plan. The project plan includes digitization of rare books of the National Library.
In a written reply he said, two digitization projects have already been executed where in more than 32 lakh pages have been digitized. An amount of Rs.31.45 lakh (approx.) has been spent by the library on digitization. Since it is an ongoing project, no time frame has been fixed. The attention of Government has been drawn to the recommendations of Comptroller and Auditor General of India. Necessary steps have been taken by the Central Government for better functioning of the Library.