It's official: 'Double patronage' for Hindi yet it languishes
By DINESH C SHARMA
PUBLISHED: 21:46 GMT, 27 September 2012 | UPDATED: 21:46 GMT, 27 September 2012
It may sound absurd but it is true - two ministries of the Indian government have been tasked with exactly the same mandate and are dutifully pumping in almost the same level of funding over the past half a century.
The task in question is promotion of Hindi as official language of the central government and the two ministries involved are the ministry of human resource development (MHRD) and the ministry of home affairs (MHA).
Both the ministries have an extensive web of directorates, subordinate offices, translation bureaus and training institutes spread across several cities in the country doing exactly the same thing in parallel.
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