Tribal Affairs Minister launched Marketing, Logistics Development for PTP-NER scheme

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Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda on 18th April launched a new scheme “Marketing and Logistics Development for Promotion of Tribal Products from North -Eastern Region (PTP-NER)” for the benefit of Scheduled Tribes of Northeastern Region. 

An overview of the news

  • The scheme has been introduced for the benefit of Scheduled Tribes of the North-Eastern Region.

  • The objective of the scheme is to strengthen livelihood opportunities for tribal artisans through enhanced efficiency in procurement, logistics and marketing of tribal products from North Eastern States.

  • The scheme will be applicable to the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim.

  • As part of this plan, there is a plan to start a panel of tribal artisans from the North Eastern Region by organizing 68 Tribal Artisan Melas in different districts of the region.

Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED)

  • It came into existence in 1987. 

  • TRIFED is a national-level organisation functioning under the administrative control of the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs.

  • Its Head Office is located in New Delhi and has a network of 13 Regional Offices.

  • It aims at socio-economic development of tribal people in the country through marketing development of tribal products.

About India's North-East region

  • The North Eastern Region (NER) comprises eight States - Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.

  • The North Eastern region of India is a landlocked region with no access to the sea.

  • It is geographically isolated from the rest of India and is connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of land called the Siliguri Corridor (Chicken’s Neck).

  • Sikkim - the ‘Brother’ of the Seven Sisters

  • Assam- World’s largest ‘Tea Producer’ 

  • Manipur- Jewel of India

  • Arunachal Pradesh- Land of Rising Sun

  • Meghalaya- Scotland of India

  • Tripura- the most ‘Literate’ in the Northeast around 95% Literacy rate

  • Mizoram- Molasses Basin

  • Sikkim- Sparsely Populated, the only state having world’s largest ‘Kanchenjunga Mountain’

  • Nagaland- famous for Mon’s Ethnicity

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