The Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India has introduced a new scheme “Marketing and Logistics Development for Promotion of Tribal Products from North-Eastern Region (PTP-NER)” for the benefit of Scheduled Tribes of the Northeastern Region.
The scheme has the vision to strengthen livelihood opportunities for tribal artisans through increased efficiency in procurement, logistics, and marketing of tribal products from North Eastern States. The scheme will apply to the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, and Sikkim.
The scheme shall be launched by Minister for Tribal Affairs Shri Arjun Munda, on 18.04.2023 at MSFDS Auditorium, Konung Mamang, Imphal, Manipur in the august presence of Shri N. Biren Singh, Chief Minister, Manipur, and other dignitaries.
The scheme PTP-NER will facilitate tribal artisans to avail opportunities of enhancing income through the provision of backward and forward linkages through incubation support, aggregation, skill and entrepreneurship development, sourcing and procurement, marketing, transportation, and publicity.
As a part of this scheme, it is planned to initiate the empanelment of tribal artisans from the North Eastern Region by organizing 68 Tribal Artisan Melas (TAMs) w.e.f. 18.04.2023 onwards during the month of April –May 2023 at various districts of the Northeastern Region.
TRIFED, the nodal agency under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, continues to strive in endeavors to improve the quality of life of the tribal people, while preserving their age-old traditions.