Union Ayush Minister inaugurates ‘Ayush Van’ in Gandhidham

What is the News? Union Minister of AYUSH has inaugurated Ayush Van. What is Ayush Van? Ayush Van is a dedicated forest for Ayurvedic plants. It is located at the Deendayal Port Trust (DPT) in Kutch, Gujarat. The Ayush Van was set up in 30 acres of land allotted by DPT in a green-belt area… Continue reading Union Ayush Minister inaugurates ‘Ayush Van’ in Gandhidham

“COVID Teeka Sang Surakshit Van, DhanaurUddyam” was launched to accelerate the pace of Covid vaccination among tribal communities

What is the News? The Union Minister for Tribal Affairs has launched the “COVID Teeka Sang Surakshit Van, DhanaurUddyam” campaign. What is the “COVID Teeka Sang Surakshit Van, DhanaurUddyam” campaign? Aim: To accelerate the pace of Covid vaccination among tribal communities of India.  Under the campaign, the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED)… Continue reading “COVID Teeka Sang Surakshit Van, DhanaurUddyam” was launched to accelerate the pace of Covid vaccination among tribal communities

Govt to promote pearl farming in tribal areas

What is the News? TRIFED (Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India) has signed an agreement with the Jharkhand-based Purty Agrotech for the promotion of pearl farming in tribal areas.  What are Pearls? Pearls are the only gemstones in the world that come from a living creature. Mollusks such as oysters and mussels produce pearls… Continue reading Govt to promote pearl farming in tribal areas

World Indigenous Peoples Day: How net-zero climate goal alienates tribals

Source: DTE Relevance: To analyse the concept of ‘Net-Zero’ emission. Synopsis: With the rising popularity of the ‘Net-Zero’ emission concept, it is time to analyze all its facets. Introduction The impacts of climate change are now visible from melting glaciers to climatological disasters. The polluters can no more deny or dismiss this. But they have… Continue reading World Indigenous Peoples Day: How net-zero climate goal alienates tribals

Ministry of Tribal Affairs launches “Adi Prashikshan Portal”

What is the News? The Minister of Tribal Affairs has launched the ‘Adi Prashikshan Portal’. About Adi Prashikshan Portal: Adi Prashikshan Portal aims to act as a central repository for information on all training programmes conducted by Tribal institutions across the country under Adi Prashikshan-Training for Tribals initiative. Developed by: Ministry of Tribal Affairs in collaboration… Continue reading Ministry of Tribal Affairs launches “Adi Prashikshan Portal”

Govt signs MoU with Microsoft for the “Digital Transformation of Tribal Schools”

What is the News? The Ministry of Tribal Affairs(MTA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Microsoft. The MOU aims to support the digital transformation of Tribal schools such as Eklavya Model Residential Schools(EMRS).  About the MoU for Digital Transformation of Tribal Schools: As part of the MoU, Microsoft will make Artificial Intelligence(AI) curriculum.… Continue reading Govt signs MoU with Microsoft for the “Digital Transformation of Tribal Schools”

Odisha’s “Bonda tribe” and other PVTG members infected with Covid-19

What is the News? As many as 21 tribals across eight different Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) in Odisha have tested positive for Covid-19. Among them, two persons are from the Bonda tribe.  About Bonda Tribe: Bonda tribes are one of the 13 Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) found in Odisha. Origin: Bonda tribes are… Continue reading Odisha’s “Bonda tribe” and other PVTG members infected with Covid-19

“Pradhan Mantri VAN DHAN Yojana” (PMVDY) is Helping Rural Tribal Forest Economy

What is the News? The Managing Director of TRIFED recently highlighted the role played by Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana in changing the rural forest-dwelling tribal economy. About Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana: The Ministry of Tribal Affairs launched Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana in 2018, under the Forest Rights Act of 2005. Aim: To provide remunerative… Continue reading “Pradhan Mantri VAN DHAN Yojana” (PMVDY) is Helping Rural Tribal Forest Economy

TRIFED launches “Sankalp se Siddhi”- Village and Digital Connect Drive

What is the News? Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India(TRIFED) launches “Sankalp se Siddhi” – A Village and Digital Connect Drive. About Sankalp Se Siddhi Initiative: The Sankalp Se Siddhi Initiative aims to activate the Van Dhan Vikas Kendras (VDVKs) in the villages. Key Features of the Initiative: Firstly, under the initiative, 150 teams… Continue reading TRIFED launches “Sankalp se Siddhi”- Village and Digital Connect Drive

Government launches “Anamaya Initiative” – For Tribal Health

What is the News? Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Union Minister of Tribal Affairs launches the Anamaya Initiative — a Tribal Health Collaborative. About Anamaya Initiative: Anamaya is a multi-stakeholder initiative of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. Piramal Foundation and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) are supporting it. Objectives: Firstly, Anamaya Initiative… Continue reading Government launches “Anamaya Initiative” – For Tribal Health

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launches “Tribal TB Initiative”

What is the News? Union Health Minister launches the Tribal TB Initiative to achieve the goal of  TB Mukt Bharat. About Tribal TB Initiative: Aim: Firstly, Tribal TB Initiative aims to address the problem of Tuberculosis in Tribal Population. Secondly, the initiative will initially focus on 161 districts across 18 identified States. It will focus… Continue reading Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launches “Tribal TB Initiative”

National Tribal Festival “Aadi Mahotsav”

What is the News? The Vice President of India has inaugurated “Aadi Mahotsav”, a National Tribal Festival. Aadi Mahotsav: It is an annual Tribal Festival that was started in the year 2017. Organized by: It is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India & Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of… Continue reading National Tribal Festival “Aadi Mahotsav”

ShramShakti Portal and ShramSaathi module for Tribal Migrants

Why in News? Union Minister of Tribal Affairs has virtually launched the Shram Shakti Portal for data related to Tribal migrants. The Minister also launched the tribal training module- ShramSaathi. Shram Shakti portal: The portal has been launched to tackle the challenge of lack of real-time data on the migrants with the Governments. Facts: ShramShakti… Continue reading ShramShakti Portal and ShramSaathi module for Tribal Migrants

Dilemma of tribal rights and forest conservation

Synopsis: Indigenous people are in a state of unrest ever since the ministry of environment and forests started identifying potential heritage sites. The dilemma of tribal rights and forest conservation requires an urgent solution.   Background  The indigenous people of the Western Ghats, including the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups, constitute 44.2% of the tribal population of 6.95% of Karnataka.   The… Continue reading Dilemma of tribal rights and forest conservation

‘Any exploitation of Sentinel Island will wipe out tribals’

Source: The Hindu News: Anthropological Survey of India(AnSI) has said that any exploitation of the North Sentinel Island of the Andamans for commercial and strategic gain would spell the death knell for its occupants, the Sentinelese, a most secluded, particularly vulnerable tribal group(PVTG). Facts: Sentinelese also known as the Sentineli are a negrito tribe who live on… Continue reading ‘Any exploitation of Sentinel Island will wipe out tribals’

Who are the Tharu tribals?

Source : Click here Uttar Pradesh government has embarked upon a scheme to take the unique culture of its ethnic Tharu tribe across the world.The intention is to put Tharu villages on the tourism map and to create jobs and bring economic independence to the tribal population. Facts: Tharu: They are an ethnic group indigenous to… Continue reading Who are the Tharu tribals?

Impact of COVID-19 on tribal communities

Context – The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on forest community and their spirited efforts to tackle it.  What are the problems faced by forest community during COVID-19? Losses of livelihood and shelter-Due to sudden lockdown, the forest-dwelling communities who got stuck in the cities without any support system, shelter, food or water. The lockdown measures have badly affected wage employment… Continue reading Impact of COVID-19 on tribal communities