Newdelhi:6/2/18:The Ministry of Culture operates Scheme for Promotion of Culture of Science (SPOCS) which provides for setting up of Science Cities and Science Centres in all the States of the country subject to availability of funds for the purpose. States willing to avail of this Scheme have to provide land and share the cost of setting up of facility and corpus for upkeep and maintenance.
The details of Science Cities set up in the country are as under.
- Science City, Kolkata, West Bengal
- Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurtala, Punjab
- Science City, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
- Regional Science City, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
List of Science Cities/Centres being set up/proposed to be set up in the country and present status
|Sl. No.||Name of Science City/Science Centre||Location of the project (Name of State/ Union Territory)||Present status
|1||Science City, Guwahati||Assam||Ongoing|
|2.||Regional Science Centre, Kottayam||Kerala||Nearing completion|
|3.||Regional Science Centre, Mysore||Karnataka||Ongoing|
|4.||Sub-Regional Science Centre, Palampur||Himachal Pradesh||Ongoing|
|5.||Sub-Regional Science Centre, Bargarh||Odisha||Ongoing|
|6.||Sub-Regional Science Centre, Udaipur||Tripura||Nearing completion|
|7.||Sub-Regional Science Centre, Gaya||Bihar||Ongoing|
|8.||Sub- Regional Science Centre, Almora||Uttarakhand||Ongoing|
|9.||Sub-Regional Science Centre, Udaipur||Rajasthan||Ongoing|
|10.||Sub-Regional Science Centre, Jabalpur||Madhya Pradesh||Ongoing|
|11.||Sub-Regional Science Centre, Kokrajhar, Assam||Assam||Ongoing|
|12.||Sub-Regional Science Centre, Mayabunder||A&N Islands||Ongoing|
|13.||Sub-Regional Science Centre, Rajahmundry||Andhra Pradesh||Ongoing|
This information was given by Minister of State (IC) for Culture and Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change Dr. Mahesh Sharma in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.