Why in news?
The government has launched “E- Tribes”, TRIFED’s websites. It includes www.tribesindia.com, www.trifed.in and Retail Inventory Software and M-commerce app.
FACTS FOR PRELIMS
Going Digital will lead to expansion of tribal commerce and the availability of tribal products over large area, reaping greater benefits for tribal artisans. Retail Trade of tribal products would expand all over the country and the world.
TRIFED is an apex organisation at National Level and functioning under the administrative control of Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
FUNCTIONS OF TRIFED
TRIFED is serving the interests of Tribals, who are engaged in collection of NTFP and making of Tribal Art & Handicraft Products for their livelihood so as to ensure better remunerative price for their products as well as for the socio-economic betterment through Self Help Groups, Empanelled NGOs, State level Tribal Development Corporations, Forest Development Corporations for undertaking marketing development of the tribal products.
It also organizes exhibitions like National Tribal Craft Expo called “AadiMahotsav” etc. in which it promotes and markets tribal products.
SOURCE – PIB.