Zonal Cultural Centres

Zonal Cultural Centres have been conceptualized with the aim of projecting cultural kinships, which transcend territorial boundaries. The idea is to arouse and deepen awareness of the local cultures and to show how these merge into Zonal identities and eventually into the rich diversity of India’s composite culture. At present, there are seven ZCCs in the country as follows:

No. Name of the centreHeadquartersMember States
1North Zone Cultural CentrePatialaJammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana,Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Union Territory of Chandigarh
2.West Zone Cultural CentreUdaipurRajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Union Territories of Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli
3South Zone Cultural CentreThanjavurAndhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Union Territories of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Puducherry.
4South Central Zone Cultural CentreNagpurAndhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra
5Eastern Zonal Cultural CentreKolkataAssam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Orissa, Sikkim, Tripura, West Bengal and Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
6North Central Zone Cultural CentreAllahabadUttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and NCT of Delhi.
7North East Zone Cultural CentreDimapurArunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.

ZCCs conduct various activities such as National Cultural Exchange Programme, Shilpgram activities, folk dance festivals etc.