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Post at: Apr 25 2022

Merger of Film Media Units with National Films Development Corporation

Recent Context

  • On March 30, 2021 Ministry of Information and Broadcasting transferred the mandate of production of documentaries and short films, organization of film festivals and preservation of films to the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC).
  • NFDC is a public sector unit working under the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.
  • In December 2020, the Union Cabinet had approved to merge four of its film media units, namely films Devision, Directorate of film festivals, National film Archives of India, and Children's film society, India with the NFDC.

Key Highlights

  • Production of documentaries that was earlier done by films division has been completely transferred to NFDC.
  • Organization of film festivals that was the mandate of Directorate of films festivals has been transferred to NFDC.
  • Preservation valeted activities that are carried out by National films Achieves of India have also been transferred to NFDC.
  • National Film Heritage mission aiming at digitization & restoration of films and documentaries will now be implemented by NFDC.
  • Government of India has made a budgetary allocation of Rs 1304.52 crore up to 2026 for all activities.
  • It will be implemented by NFDC.


  • The merger of Film Media Units under the corporation will insure a balanced and synergized development of the India cinema in all it genres. It will lead to better and efficient utilization of existing infrastructure and Manpower.

About National Film Development Corporation (NFDC)

  • NFDC is the central agency established to encourage the good cinema movement.
  • It was established in 1975.
  • Headquarter - Mumbai, Maharashtra


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