National Translation Mission (NTM)

Project Details

August 18, 2015

Project Description

The idea of National Translation Mission (NTM) came originally from Dr. Manmohan Singh, the former Prime Minister of India. When in the first meeting of the National Knowledge Commission (NKC), he mentioned how it was vital to access translated materials for increasing access to knowledge in many critical areas. The Commission chair Sam Pitroda assigned the task of forming a Working Group to Dr. Jayati Ghosh with representatives from the relevant government and semi-government organisations, academics, linguists, translators, educationists, publishers and others associated with translation activities in India in February 2006 where the broad contours of the field were outlined by Prof. Udaya Narayana Singh, the then Director, Central Institute of Indian Languages. The entire DPR was created by him and presented at the MHRD and Planning Commission….Read on at

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