E-Commerce Website launched by Tribal Cooperative Marketing development Federation of India u/d Ministry of Tribal Affairs
To provide expansion to Tribal commercial activities and increasing the availability of tribal products benefiting the tribal artisans.
TRIFED went into agreement with Amazon and Snapdeal to facilitate its tribal products online
Government also allowed the sale of TRIFED products on government e Marketplace GeM.
Will create Self-employment & increased standard of living for the Tribal community.
Will also lead to the promotion of the Tribal Culture.
A substantial list of Scheduled Tribes in India are recognised as tribal under the Constitution of India. One concentration lives in a belt along the Himalayas stretching through Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand in the west, to Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, and Nagaland in the northeast. In the northeastern states of Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Nagaland, more than 90% of the population is tribal.
northeast states of Assam, Manipur, Sikkim, and Tripura, tribal peoples form between 20 and 30% of the population. Other tribal peoples, including the Santals, live in Jharkhand and West Bengal.
Central Indian states have the country’s largest tribes population-wise.
The term ‘Scheduled Tribes'(ST’s) first appeared in the Constitution of India. Article 366 (25) defined scheduled tribes as “such tribes or tribal communities or parts of or groups within such tribes or tribal communities as are deemed under Article 342 to be Scheduled Tribes for the purposes of this constitution”
Constitutional Safeguards for STs
15(4) – Special provisions for advancement of other backward classes (which includes STs);
29 – Protection of Interests of Minorities (which includes STs);
46 – The State shall promote, with special care, the educational and economic interests of the weaker sections of the people, and in particular, of the Scheduled Castes, and the Scheduled Tribes, and shall protect them from social injustice and all forms of exploitation,
350 – Right to conserve distinct Language, Script or Culture;
350 – Instruction in Mother Tongue
23 – Prohibition of traffic in human beings and beggar and other similar form of forced labour
24 – Forbidding Child Labour
244 – Clause(1) Provisions of Fifth Schedule shall apply to the administration & control of the Scheduled Areas and Scheduled Tribes in any State other than the states of Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura which are covered under Sixth Schedule, under Clause (2) of this Article.
275 – Grants in-Aid to specified States (STs &SAs) covered under Fifth and Sixth Schedules of the Constitution.
164 (1) – Provides for Tribal Affairs Ministers in Bihar, MP and Orissa
330 – Reservation of seats for STs in Lok Sabha
337 – Reservation of seats for STs in State Legislatures
334 – 10 years period for reservation (Amended several times to extend the period
243 – Reservation of seats in Panchayats
371 – Special provisions in respect of NE States and Sikkim