Alpaiwalla Museum Gets Rs 4 Crore Grant from Government of India


October 10, 2017

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The Alpaiwalla Museum in Khareghat Colony in Mumbai, is probably the only Zoroastrian Museum of its kind in the world. It has some amazing artefacts in its collection. However in the recent past it has been closed for much needed repairs; which have been dependent on funding.

Today Parsiana reports that the Alpaiwalla Museum has received a Rs 4 crore ( Rs 40 million or about 612,000 US$) from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

Parsiana writes

The Alpaiwalla Museum in Khareghat Colony containing Parsi artefacts is to receive a four crores rupee (USD 6,12,028) grant from the Government of India to complete the repairs, renovation and restoration of the ground plus one storey structure owned by the Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP).


According to an email dated October 3, 2017 from the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, “The Committee has approved your proposal and recommended Rs 400.00 lakhs financial assistance to your (BPP) organization for setting up of (the) Museum. In this regard, you are requested to submit an undertaking… confirming the willingness of your organization to bear the amount of Rs 109.79 lakhs (remaining part of the total project cost of Rs 509.79 lakhs) from your resources.”