Ministry of Culture

“Scheme for Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages of India” (SPPEL)  to promote all Indian Languages including endangered languages

Posted On: 02 DEC 2021 5:49PM by PIB Delhi

The policy of the Government is to promote all Indian Languages including endangered languages.  The Government of India has initiated a Scheme known as “Scheme for Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages of India” (SPPEL).  Under this Scheme, the Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysore works on protection, preservation and documentation of all the mother tongues/languages of India spoken by less than 10,000 people which are called endangered languages. In the first phase of the scheme, 117 endangered languages/mother tongues have been chosen from all over India for study and documentation on a priority basis.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has also initiated two schemes for protection of endangered languages, namely ‘Funding Support to the State Universities for Study and Research in Indigenous and Endangered languages in India’ and ‘Establishment of Centres for Endangered Languages in Central Universities’.  

An amount of Rs.45.89 crores released by the UGC and CIIL under their schemes for protection of endangered Indian languages during the years 2015-16 to 2019-20.

UGC (Centres for Endangered languages to Central Universities)

Rs.26.10 crore

UGC  (Funding support to State Universities )

10.35 crore

CIIL (SPPEL)

Rs.9.44 crore

This information was given by Minister of Culture, Tourism and Development of North Eastern Region Shri G. Kishan Reddy in Rajya Sabha today.

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