Tribes India showroom inaugurated at Dilli Haat

The Chief Minister of Delhi Smt. Sheila Dixit and the Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Shri Kanti Lal Bhuria inaugurated the TRIBES INDIA showroom at ‘Dilli Haat’ here this evening.

This is the 26th Showroom opened by the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Ltd. (TRIFED), an apex body of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. As a part of its marketing development initiative, TRIFED with the financial assistance being provided by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs is in the process of establishing a network of retail outlets across the country to market tribal products.

Speaking on the occasion, the Tribal Affairs Minister said that TRIFED has been organising tribal craft expo called “Aadishilp” at Dilli Haat for last four years, in which a large number of tribal artisans from various parts of the country participate and show-case a wide range of their rich and ethnic art and craft items and also their cultural heritage. These events has received a tremendous encouraging response from the citizens of the National Capital, he said. He also thanked the Chief Minister of Delhi for providing space at Dilli Haat for opening this Showroom.

Shri Bhuria also informed that TRIFED has been organizing exhibitions and Mega Events in Delhi and other major cities. TRIFED has so far organized four National Tribal Craft Expo, known as AADISHILP at Delhi since 2006, in which over 450 tribal artisans across the country have participated and displayed their products.

Responding to Shri Bhuria, the Chief Minister of Delhi, Smt. Sheila Dixit said that TRIFED is welcome to open a similar Tribal India Showroom at Pitampura ‘Dilli Haat’ in the Northern part of the Capital. She said that another Haat is proposed to be opened in East Delhi very soon and TRIFED can plan to open a showroom there also.

TRIFED is implementing projects related to improving skill and knowledge of tribals in scientific non-destruction election, processing, storage of MFPs to enable them to collect more quantities and better quality so that their income increases on sustainable basis. Similarly, TRIFED organize training programme for tribal artisans on skill up-gradation and design development.

The main objective of the TRIFED is to provide marketing support and create opportunities for marketing of tribal products to ensure that craft persons from tribal communities are able to fetch a fair and remunerative price for their products.

TRIFED has already established a network of 25 own outlets besides tie up with 12 State Governments’ Emporia throughout the country.