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'Govt gave Tk 3.40cr for creative film in 2017-18'

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Information Minister Mohammad Hasan Mahmud on Monday said the government has provided a total of Tk 3.40 crore as grant last year to encourage creative film production

Information Minister Mohammad Hasan Mahmud on Monday said the government has provided a total of Tk 3.40 crore as grant last year to encourage creative film production.

“A total of Taka 3.40 crore as grant was provided in 2017-18 fiscal year —Tk 2.80 crore for making feature film and Taka 60 lakh in favour of short film production,” he said.

The minister said this while responding to a query placed by treasury bench lawmaker Nizam Uddin Hazari of Feni-2 in the Jatiya Sangsad.

Allocation of grant for 2018-19 fiscal year is now underway, said the minister, adding that the government is providing grant every year to encourage making of feature and short films.

Meanwhile, the government has formed ‘taskforce’ under the ministry of Information since October 2, 2007 to resist production and display of vulgar films and video piracy. The taskforce usually seizes the vulgar videos and CD/DVDs of pirated films, said the minister in the JS with Deputy Speaker Fazley Rabbi Mia in the chair.

The government has also formed monitoring cells for taking immediate action against the production and display of vulgar film and video piracy, the minister noted.

 

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