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NEWS IMPULSE -TECH FOR TRIBALS| 17 OCTOBER

<p style=”margin-bottom: 13px; text-align: center;”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><b><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>Source &ndash; The Hindu</span></span></b></span></span></span></p>

<p style=”margin-bottom: 13px; text-align: center;”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><b><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>GS Paper &ndash; 3</span></span></b></span></span></span></p>

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<p style=”margin-bottom:13px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><b><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>Context -</span></span></b> <span style=”background:white”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>The Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) has launched &lsquo;Tech For Tribals&rsquo; a training programme for tribal MSMEs using&nbsp;Self Help Groups and Van Dhan Vikas Kendras (VDVKs).</span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p style=”margin-bottom:13px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><b><span style=”background:white”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>ABOUT</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p>

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<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>Aimed at the holistic development of tribal with a focus on entrepreneurship development, soft skills, IT, and business development&nbsp; </span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>The TRIFED is offering the training in collaboration with Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) under the Entrepreneurship Skill Development Programme.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>&ldquo;Tech For Tribals&rdquo; initiative was e-launched by TRIFED, Ministry of Tribal Affairs in association with Chhattisgarh MFP Federation and IIT Kanpur&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>The programme aims to tap the traditional knowledge and skills of tribals and add branding, packaging and marketing skills to optimize their income through a market-led enterprise model by setting up of Van Dhan Kendras (VDVKs).</span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-bottom:10px; margin-left:8px; text-align:justify”><span style=”font-size:12pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”><span style=”font-size:11.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>TRIFED has tied up with reputed national institutions such as IIT, Kanpur; Art of Living, Bangalore; TISS, Mumbai; KISS, Bhubaneswar; Vivekananda Kendra, Tamil Nadu and SRIJAN, Rajasthan, for conducting Van dhan-ESDP Training Programs in the States of Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-bottom:10px; margin-left:8px; text-align:justify”><span style=”font-size:12pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”><span style=”font-size:11.0pt”><span style=”line-height:150%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”>The Van Dhan tribal start-ups, a component of the same scheme, has emerged as a source of employment generation for tribal gatherers and forest dwellers and the home-bound tribal artisans</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
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