TRIFED offers a ray of hope for home-bound tribal labour and artisans through Van Dhan Start-ups

New Delhi: Tackling an unprecedented crisis of the nature and combating the challenges thrown by the Covid-19 pandemic require different and innovative approaches. One segment that has been severely impacted during the ongoing crisis has been the tribal population.

In such a scenario, the Van Dhan start-ups, established under the scheme initiated by TRIFED, Ministry of Tribal Affairs has emerged as a source of employment generation for tribal gatherers and forest dwellers and also the home-bound labour and artisans.

A media briefing was organised by TRIFED on June 15, 2020 for members of the media fraternity (both from print and electronic media) to familiarise them with this innovative approach so that they can further spread awareness among people.

The webinar titled “Van Dhan: Tribal Start-ups Bloom in India” was chaired by Shri Pravir Krishna, Managing Director, TRIFED and was attended by over 40 participants. Ms. Nanu Bhasin, ADG, PIB and Shri Abhishek Singh, CEO, MyGov were among those who attended the webinar to know more about the Van Dhan Start-ups. The TRIFED team was represented by all the heads of departments and senior officials.

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