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Union Tribal Affairs Minister, Arjun Munda Virtually Launches Trifood Project of Trifed

Two Minor Forest Produce Tertiary Processing Units to be Set up Under The Project. Trifood Will Enhance Tribal Income and Employment Through Backward and Forward Linkages.


August 20, 2020, New Delhi: Union Tribal Affairs Minister Shri Arjun Munda re-launched the tertiary processing centres of “Trifood Project” of TRIFED, Ministry of Tribal Affairs in Raigad, Maharashtra and Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh here today in the presence of Smt. Renuka Singh, Minister of State, Shri K.C. Padvi, Minister of Tribal Affairs, Maharashtra, Shri Ramesh Chand Meena, Chairman, TRIFED and Shri Pravir Krishna, Managing Director, TRIFED. Senior officials from the ministries and dignitaries from the two states also attended this virtual inauguration.


Being implemented by TRIFED, Ministry of Tribal Affairs in association with Ministry of Food Processing (MoFPI), TRIFOOD aims to enhance the income of tribals through better utilization of and value addition to the MFPs collected by the tribal forest gatherers. To achieve this, as a start, two Minor Forest Produce (MFP) processing units will be set up.


The unit in Raigad, Maharashtra that will be used for value addition to mahua, amla, custard apple and Jamun and will produce mahua drink, amla juice, candy, Jamun juice and custard apple pulp. The multi-commodity processing centre in Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh will be used for the processing of commodities like mahua, amla, honey, cashew, tamarind, ginger, garlic and other fruits and vegetables. These would be made into mahua drink, amla juice, candy, pure honey, ginger-garlic paste and fruit and vegetable pulp.


Speaking on the occasion, Smt Renuka Singh Saruta also appreciated the joint efforts and the vision behind which such a fruitful initiative could be possible in the two neighbouring states. She added that she is hopeful that this initiative will bring in many benefits to the tribal populations in the two states. She hoped that this project will be extended to other tribal states also.


Shri R.C. Meena dwelt upon many such useful schemes and programmes of TRIFED for the betterment of lives of tribals and hoped that this project will serve its purpose in these two states.

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