Wed. Dec 7th, 2022
Tribal society cannot develop unless there is complete development of the individual, the village and the region: Home minister Amit Shah

The Union Home Minister inaugurated the National Tribal Research Institute in New Delhi on Tuesday. He said that today is a very important day especially for the tribal society. Tribal society cannot develop unless there is complete development of the individual, the village and the region. There are many TRIs in the country, but there is no national link connecting many diversities of tribal society and this institute is built to cater the same. 

Tribal Minister Arjun Munda, Law minister Kiran Rijiju, Tribal Affairs Renuka Singh Saruta, MoS Minority Affairs John Barla and the MoS of Rural Development and Steel Faggan Singh Kulaste  and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.  

Kiren Rijiju, Minister of Law and Justice, said that this is now the responsibility of all concerned and research fellows present here to take the tribal culture, history and development, forward. 

Rijiju remarked, “This is a landmark event as a National Tribal Research Institute and its state TRIs will be taking forward the study of various distinctive tribal communities and the rich indigenous history, cultural heritage and art. Following the vision of our PM, it is our duty and shared responsibility to encourage and empower tribals for a stronger Atmanirbhar Bharat tomorrow.”

Talking to the media Munda said, “NTRI will work to deliver outcome-based implementation of schemes, programmes and policies for tribal population right down to the grassroot level.  It will harness the expertise of Universities, NGOs, COEs and other experts in various fields to undertake research, training, capacity building which will help the tribal population to embark upon the renewed journey of development including good livelihood, health, education and AtmaNirbharta and their ultimate empowerment.”

He added, “The Apex Research Institute will provide inputs to help fill policy gaps at various levels and also ensure that the Schedule Tribe Component of various Ministries converts into actual delivery on the ground for transformation of tribal society.”

TRIs are the research body of the Ministry of Tribal affairs at state level. It is envisaged that TRIs should focus on their core responsibilities as body of knowledge and research more or less as a think tank for tribal development, preservation of tribal cultural heritage, providing inputs to states for evidence based planning and appropriate legislations, capacity building of tribals and persons or institutions associated with tribal affairs, dissemination of information and creation of awareness.

There are 26 Tribal Research Institutes supported by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India.

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