The government of Jammu and Kashmir is trying to expand its reach to the tribal population in Jammu and Kashmir and the central government has approved many schemes and the proposals submitted by the administration for the welfare of tribal’s.
Recently LG Manoj Sinha has submitted many proposals to the central government for the welfare of the tribal youth and most of these proposals have been approved.
Recently Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED), agreed approval for assistance to and empanelment of 1000 tribal artisans, producers and farmers from Jammu and Kashmir to provide them business opportunities at all outlets across the country. He also announced establishment of Tribal Haat at Jammu and Srinagar, opening of J&K Tribal outlet at New Delhi and display of J&K tribal products at more than 130 outlets of federation in various cities which will offer attractive returns.
Government of Jammu and Kashmir is at the final stage for the formal MoU between Jammu and Kashmir Tribal Affairs Department and TRIFED, Govt of India for implementation of Prime Minister’s Van Dhan Scheme in J&K which will involve formulation of tribal SHGs of 20 members each and Rs 15 Lakh will be provided to a cluster of 15 SHGs for mobilization of resources. TRIFED also offered to provide J&K Tribal artisans SHGs grants of Rs 5 Lakh each for warehouse and Rs 3.25 Lakh for production units. This grant can be availed by tribal SHGs. TRIFED approved 100 Van Dhan Kendra clusters for J&K with funding of Rs 15 Cr for next one year.