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Current Affair Diary 13/10/2020

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.

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