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Tech for Tribals initiative

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  • October 13, 2020
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Tech for Tribals initiative

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – SCs and STs & GS-III – Entrepreneurship; Computers

In news

  • Tech for Tribals initiative shall be launched on 13th October, 2020.
  • Launched by: TRIFED under Ministry of Tribal Affairs in collaboration with Chhattisgarh MFP Federation and IIT, Kanpur 

Key takeaways

  • Aim of the initiative: Holistic development of tribals with a focus on entrepreneurship development, soft skills, IT, and business development through SHGs operating through Van Dhan Kendras (VDVKs).
  • TRIFED has tied up with national institutions such as IIT, Kanpur; Art of Living, Bangalore; TISS, Mumbai; KISS, Bhubaneswar; Vivekananda Kendra, Tamil Nadu and SRIJAN, Rajasthan.
  • Vandhan-ESDP Training Programs shall be conducted under these institutes.

Important value additions

Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) 

  • It came into existence in 1987. 
  • It is a national-level apex organization. 
  • The basic objective of the TRIFED is to provide good price of the ‘Minor Forest Produce (MFP) collected by the tribes of the country.
  • It functions under Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India.
  • TRIFED has its Head Office at New Delhi. 
  • It has a network of 13 Regional Offices located at various places in the country.

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