Tribal Welfare Current Affairs

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates first National Tribal Carnival

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first National Tribal Carnival in New Delhi to promote a sense of inclusiveness among the tribals.

The main purpose of this four-day carnival is to promote a sense of inclusiveness among the tribals. It will also showcase and promote various facets of tribal culture on a large scale.

Key Facts

  • In this carnival around 1,600 tribal artists and around 8,000 tribal delegates from across the country are taking part.
  • Besides, eminent tribal personalities who have excelled in various fields like arts and culture, literature, sports, academics and medicine will also participate.
  • The idea behind the carnival is to preserve and promote various facets of the tribal life relating to culture, tradition, customs and their skills.
  • Besides it also seeks to expose it to the general public with a view to utilise the potential for overall holistic development of the Scheduled Tribes.
  • The carnival will host activities like displaying documents on traditional socio-culture aspects, exhibition of art/artifacts, cultural performances. It will also demonstration of skills like paintings, traditional healing practices, sports, etc.
  • It will also host workshops on issues like implementation of Panchayats (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996 (PESA), Forest Rights Act (FRA), 2006.

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AP Government launches Giriputrika Kalyana Pathakam Scheme for tribal people

Andhra Pradesh Government has launched Giriputrika Kalyana Pathakam Scheme to support the tribal women in their quest for livelihood.

It was launched by Minister for Social Welfare Ravela Kishore Babu. The scheme seeks to reduce rampant infant mortality and child marriages among tribal people.

Scheme Highlights

  • The scheme is designed to provide a onetime financial assistance of 50,000 rupees to each tribal woman who gets married.
  • The amount will be directly disbursed to the bank accounts of the beneficiary through District Tribal Welfare Office.
  • To avail the benefits of this scheme, each beneficiary would have to fulfil some mandatory conditions.

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