Intangible Heritage Scheme

  • Scheme for Safeguarding the Intangible Heritage and Diverse Cultural Traditions of India is a new scheme for revitalizing various institutions, groups, individuals, NGOs, researchers and scholars to engage in activities for preserving and promoting the rich Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of India.
  • The scheme is being implemented through Sangeet Natak Akademi, an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Culture.
  • It covers all recognized domains of ICH such as
  • oral traditions and expressions, including language as a vehicle of the intangible cultural heritage,
  • Performing arts, Social practices, rituals and festive events,Knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe,Traditional craftsmanship etc.
  • Assistance under the scheme will be provided in the form of non-recurring grants, honoraria, infrastructure grants for the survival and propagation of all forms of ICH.
  • Assistance will also be provided for short research and referencing work of relevance to ICH.
  • It also supports initiative of Ministry of HRD in setting up Sector Skill Councils relating to art under National Vocational Educational Qualifications Framework (NVEQF).

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