Government proposes to establish more Science Centres/Cities/museums in all the States of the country: Dr. Mahesh Sharma


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.

  1. Science City, Kolkata, West Bengal
  2. Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurtala, Punjab
  3. Science City, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  4. 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