The National Inventory includes genres of different Intangible Cultural Heritage elements which have been extracted from the ICH applications submitted by practitioners and stakeholders who are contributing towards the promotion, preservation and safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of India from 2013-2016. This is a dynamic page which is regularly updated.
The scheme - ‘Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage and Diverse Cultural Traditions of India’ was formulated by the Ministry of Culture. The objective was to strengthen and protect the rich intangible cultural heritage of India. Beginning in 2013, the scheme aims at reinforcing the diverse cultural expressions that are necessary for the continuous evolution and interpretation of intangible cultural heritage in India, as well as their transmission to future generations..