Rajiv Gandhi Shiksha Mission makes venture for upgrading the Public Library System in the State of Madhya Pradesh by incorporation of GIAN


GIAN Objectives

  • Upgrade the existing libraries to make them effective knowledge dissemination centres
  • To ‘go beyond print’ by adding new media of knowledge
  • Create ownership for the libraries through Public Private Partnership (PPP)
  • Creating a self sustainable revenue model
  • Improvement of Public Library System
  • Financial Aspect

  • Rajya Shiksha Kendra of Rajiv Gandhi Shiksha Mission received Rs. 9.5 Crores from 11th Finance Commission for development of Public Libraries in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Development of 45 District Libraries at an expense of 20 Lakhs each and Government Maulana Azad Central Library at an expense of Rs. 50 Lakhs is targeted.
  • The eLibrary of Govt. Shri Ahilya Central Library is established by an expense of 11 Lakhs.
  • The expenses for maintenance is to be met from the interest of remaining amount and from public donations.
  • Implementation in Chronological Order

  • Instructions + GIAN Documents received – 31 March 2002
  • Constitution of District-Level Teams – 15 April 2002
  • Technical Configuration Received – 15 April 2002
  • Action Plan developed – 30 May 2002
  • Funds Received – 30 May 2002
  • Implementation – 1 June 2002 to 1 November 2002
  • Inauguration of E-Library Indore under GIAN Project– December 8, 2002