Minister of Culture and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja has said that on the basis of the recommendations of the Broad Based Committee of the National School of Drama (NSD), it has been proposed to open 5 Regional Schools/Centres of the National School of Drama across the country. The five locations identified for the setting up of these Schools/Centres are Bengaluru (upgradation of existing Regional Resource Centre), Kolkata, Maharashtra/Goa, Jammu & Kashmir and the North East. There is no proposal to set up any such centre in Tamil Nadu. In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today she said that the Bengaluru Centre of National School of Drama has already been made operational on an ad hoc basis. The remaining centres can come up only after suitable accommodation for setting up the centres is made available, by the concerned state governments.