National Archives of India

The National Archives of India (NAI) traces its origin to the British era Imperial Record Department, which was established in 1891. In the current times, it is an Attached Office of the Department of Culture under the Culture Ministry. It is one of the largest repositories of historical records of the Indian Government.
The Union Culture and Tourism Minister G. Kishan Reddy and Union MOS for Culture Meenakshi Lekhi visited the NAI recently to inspect the record management, preservation and digitisation activities of the institution. The archive has records of 800 million pages, 5.7 million files and 1.2 lakh maps and others.

Written by IAS POINT

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