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Government of India
Ministry of Tribal Affairs
24-February-2016 15:38 IST
Amount Spent by Trifed to Procure Tribal Products

The amount spent by Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED) to procure tribal products during the last three years is as under:-

 

Sl. No

Year

Purchase (Rs in Lakhs)

1

2012-13

943.74

2

2013-14

1049.62

3

2014-15

891.05

           

The amount passed on to tribal artisans/producers against the purchase of these products during the last three years is as under:-

 

Sl. No

Year

Purchase (Rs in Lakhs)

1

2012-13

525.69

2

2013-14

578.92

3

2014-15

536.99

 

The sourcing of tribal products by TRIFED are undertaken through empanelled suppliers comprising individual tribal artisans, tribal SHGs and Organisations/ NGOs/ Agencies working with tribal artisans. After empanelment of the artisans, the samples collected from them are forwarded to TRIFED’s Purchase and Pricing (P&P) Committee at Head Office for including the same in the Tribes India product line. The P&P Committee after assessing the samples recommend for either including the products in Tribes India product-line at a particular price or reject the same, as the case may be. The price for a particular product is fixed while ensuring that tribals receive fair price for their products and at the same time the products are sold from Tribes India Outlets after adding the margin.

 

            This information was given by Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Shri Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today. 

 

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