New Delhi: With Van Dhan gaining traction on Mann ki Baat, and changing tribal lives all over the country, TRIFED is taking its plan of Tribal Empowerment to the next level drawing up plans to launch 200 TRIFOOD Projects, 3000 VanDhan Clusters to get almost 25 lakh tribals on the road to entrepreneurship.
To start things moving in this direction, there was a virtual meeting held on 26th November 2020 to finalize the Goa Tribal Development Plan. The virtual meeting chaired by Shri Parimal Rai, Chief Secretary of Goa, and was attended by Mr. Reddy, Principal Secretary, Tribal, Mr. Subhash Chandra, PCCF, Shri Pravir Krishna, Managing Director, TRIFED and senior officials of TRIFED.
The main agenda of the meeting was to finalise the Tribal Development Plan for the state of Goa for the establishment of 25 Van Dhan Vikas Kendras, 1 Tribal food park, 2 showrooms in North and South Goa.
This was a follow-up to the deliberations between Shri Pramod Sawant, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Goa and Shri Pravir Krishna, in which the Hon’ble CM had given his go ahead for the Goa Tribal Plan. Subsequently, the Chief Secretary of the state of Goa had also held further discussions on modalities regarding the tribal development plan of Rs 50 crores.
The proposed activities included in the development plan includes the setting up of 25 VDVKs in Goa; setting up of 25 procurement centres-cum-godowns; of 2 tertiary processing units (mega food parks/ tribal enterprises) and two flagship retail outlets across the state. The target is to identify 20 minor forest produces per VDVK.
With this planned enterprise initiative, TRIFED will offer an end-to-end comprehensive development package for tribals promoting employment and incomes and entrepreneurship.
TRIFED continues to work for the complete transformation of the tribal ecosystem across the country through the large-scale tribal entrepreneurship model.