Tech for Tribals initiative
✓Launched by: TRIFED under Ministry of Tribal Affairs in collaboration with Chhattisgarh MFP Federation and IIT, Kanpur
✓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.
*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.