The charter of INTACH enjoins it to document, protect and preserve India’s unique cultural, architectural and natural heritage.
The term ‘Heritage’ as used by INTACH covers not only man-made structures such as buildings and monuments, but also our craft and cultural heritage.
Thus, Community, Craft & Heritage Division is actively involved in developing community-based enterprise to benefit communities where INTACH is executing conservation projects. The projects establish a critical link between INTACH, an organization for the preservation of cultural heritage, and the community in which it undertakes its work.
INTACH has complemented it efforts to restore heritage with projects that benefit the local communities and endeavors to provide models of sustainability and economic benefit to these communities.