The main objective of the scheme is to safeguard and strengthen the vanishing folk and tribal arts of the zone. Under the scheme, the following programme has been drawn out:
A series of workshops on rare musical instruments have been conducted during the last financial year including Champreng (Tripura), Pena, Tintella (Manipur), Dhamsa (Jharkhand), Mridang (Bihar), Pakhawaj (Odisha), Rabha Kham (Assam), Doitara (West Bengal) and Gaine Sarangi (Sikkim). The special documentation on Suknani Ojhapali was conducted at Sipajhar, Assam.
State wise special survey and research on folk and tribal arts, workshops of musical instruments and special documentation of vanishing art form will be organized in the year 2015 – 16.
The list of the vanishing art forms will be available shortly.