‘Tribes India On Wheels’: Mobile Vans launched by Tribal ministry
The Minister of Tribal Affairs, Sh. Arjun Munda launched the “Tribes India On Wheels” Mobile Vans, virtually on Wednesday. A total of 57 mobile vans have been flagged off in 31 cities. TRIFED has adopted the title ‘Go Vocal for Local Go Tribal’ to improve the condition of the affected tribal communities during this pandemic condition.
What is the objective of Tribes India on Wheels?
It is an initiative of the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) to uplift the tribal community through boosting the sales of the products of the Indian tribes considering the Van Dhan scheme.
The mobile van will promote and sell organic, essential natural immunity-boosting products like millets, grains, honey, etc.
Van Dhan Scheme
It is an initiative of TRIFED which was launched in 2018. The scheme aims at improving tribal incomes by promoting tribal products and value addition.
The Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) is the apex organization under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. It acts as a nodal agency at the National Level to promote and sell the Minor Forest Product and Surplus Agriculture Product, collected/cultivated by tribals.