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Tribals : news and updates

  • 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 ...
  • 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: ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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% ...
  • ‘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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
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