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Tech for Tribals launched

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    15th Oct, 2020
  • TRIFED, IIT Kanpur and Chhattisgarh MFP Federation E-Launch “Tech for Tribals” Initiative.
  • It is a programme by TRIFED, in collaboration with the Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) under the Entrepreneurship and Skill Development Programme (ESDP).
  • It aims at the holistic development of tribal with a focus on entrepreneurship development, soft skills, IT, and business development through SHGs operating through Van DhanVikasKendras (VDVKs).
  • Van DhanKendras :TRIFED under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs is establishing 1,200 “Van DhanVikas Kendra (VDVK)”, across 28 States engaging 3.6 Lakhs Tribal Forest Produce gatherers.
  • One VDVK comprises of 15 Self Help Groups, each consisting of 20 Tribal gatherers.
  • Van DhanVikasKendras initiative aims to promote MFPs-centric livelihood development of tribal gatherers and artisans.
  • It mainstreams the tribal community by promoting primary level value addition to MFP at grassroots level.
  • Through this initiative, the share of tribal in the value chain of Non-Timber Forest Produce is expected to rise from the present 20% to around 60%.

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