जनजातीय कार्य मंत्रालय
Ministry of Tribal Affairs
NATIONAL TRIBAL RESEARCH PORTAL
Tribal Research Institute (TRI), Centres of Excellence (CoE), Research Projects & Affirmative Action
About The Ministry

The Ministry was set up in 1999 after the bifurcation of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment with the objective of providing more focused approach on the integrated socio-economic development of the Scheduled Tribes (STs).

The programmes and schemes of the Ministry are intended to support and supplement other Central Ministries, State Governments and partly of voluntary organizations, and to fill critical gaps in institutions and programmes taking into account the situation of STs through financial assistance. These schemes comprising economic, educational and social development through institution building are administered by the Ministry and implemented mainly through the State Governments/ Union Territory Administrations. The Ministry also supplements the efforts of other Ministries by way of various developmental interventions in critical sectors through specially tailored schemes.

Tribal Research Institute

Tribal Research Institute (TRI) is the research body of the Ministry of Tribal affairs at state level . It is envisaged that TRIs should focus on their core responsibilities as body of knowledge & research more or less as a think tank for tribal development, preservation of tribal cultural heritage, providing inputs to States for evidence based planning and appropriate legislations, capacity building of tribals and persons / institutions associated with tribal affairs, dissemination of information and creation of awareness .
There are 26 Tribal Research Institute (TRIs) supported by ministry of Tribal Affairs,Government of India.



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