Unnat Bharat Abhiyan: TRIFED signs MoU with IIT, Delhi
The TRIFED operating under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs has signed an agreement with IIT Delhi to implement Unnat Bharat Abhiyan.
The Agreement was signed for the tribal entrepreneurs working under the Van Dhan programme of TRIFED to access 2600+ research works of several institutions that are part of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan. With the new agreement, the tribal forest dwellers engaged in Minor Forest Produce will be able to access new processing technologies, mentorship transformational digital systems, product innovation and handholding.
The IIT-TRIFED partnership will also receive help from VIBHA movement. VIBHA is Vijnana Bharati science movement. The movement creates awareness about significant development of science and technology in India. It will map and reach out to various stake holders to converge with the focus to strengthen Van Dhan Yojana. The movement was founded by the eminent scientists of Indian Institute of Science, IISc.
Unnat Bharat Abhiyan
The Unnat Bharat Abhiyan is a flagship programme of the Ministry of Human Resource and Development. The programme aims to link a higher education institute with at least 5 villages. The institutes using their knowledge base will contribute to social and economic betterment of these village communities. So far 13,702 villages have been adopted by 2,474 institutes.