Atmanirbhar Bharat corner for tribal products

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  • September 13, 2021
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Atmanirbhar Bharat corner for tribal products

Part of: Prelims and GS -II – Policies and interventions; Law and Policy

Context As part of India@75, the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation (TRIFED) is setting up an Atmanirbhar Bharat corner.

About Atmanirbhar Bharat corner

  • This corner will be an exclusive space to promote GI tagged tribal art and craft products besides natural and organic products.
  • With the focus on “Vocal for Local” and building an “Atmanirbhar Bharat”, TRIFED is undertaking several activities, while re-dedicating its efforts towards tribal empowerment.
  • The TRIFED has been actively collaborating with several ministries & agencies such as: 
    • Ministry of Culture.
    • Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce.
    • India Posts.
    • Ministry of Tourism. 
    • Office of the Prime Minister. 
  • TRIFED is also setting up an Atmanirbhar Bharat corner in 75 Indian Missions/ Embassies across the world in the next 90 days by collaborating with Ministry of External Affairs.
  • The first Atma Nirbhar Bharat corner has been successfully inaugurated at the Indian Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand on the occasion of  Independence Day.

What is TRIFED?

  • It was established in August 1987 under the Multi-State Cooperative Societies Act, 1984 by the Government of India. 
  • Main objective: Institutionalising the trade of Minor forest products(MFP) and to provide the tribals of India a fair price for the surplus agricultural products produced by them.
  • It is a national level cooperative body.
  • Ministry: Ministry Of Tribal Affairs.
  • TRIFED is mandated to bring about socio-economic development of tribals of the country by institutionalising the trade of Minor Forest Produce & Surplus Agricultural Produce (SAP) collected/ cultivated by them.

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