New Delhi, March 17 (MTNews): In a written reply in Rajya Sabha on Thursday, the Minister of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (MDoNER), G Kishan Reddy informed that to promote entrepreneurship in the North Eastern Region, “Marketing and Logistics Development for Promoting Tribal Products from North Eastern Region (PTP-NER)” scheme aims to strengthen livelihood opportunities for tribal artisans through increased efficiency in procurement, logistics and marketing of tribal products from North Eastern states.

 

He also informed that a memorandum of understanding in this regard has been entered into by the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) with the North Eastern Handicrafts and Handloom Development Corporation (NEHHDC), a Central Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, on 1 February, 2023 for the implementation of this scheme in the NER.

 

14 TRIFED Regional Offices have, according to Reddy, signed agreements with India Post as their logistics partner for delivery of orders generated on the e-commerce portal of Tribes India.

 

The “Marketing and Logistics Development for Promoting Tribal products from North Eastern Region (PTP-NER)” scheme hopes to enhance the livelihood of additional 6000 tribal artisans and tribal producers across the North East Region.

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