Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs in collaboration with UNDP and National Scheduled Tribes Finance and Development Corporation (NSTFDC) will launch “Vanjeevan” the National Resource Centre for Tribal Livelihood issues at Bhubaneswar on December 22, 2016.
National Resource Centre (NRC) website and e-knowledge platform on tribal livelihood will also be unveiled on the occasion. The Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Jual Oram will preside over the launch ceremony.
The programme will focus on the identification of local resources, will facilitate utilization of funds under various Government programmes for the above purpose.
The National Resource Centre will serve as a platform for livelihood mapping, skill gap analysis and knowledge hub where consolidation of best livelihood and entrepreneurship models will be accessible for tribal entrepreneurship development.
‘Vanjeevan’ will identify the problems in livelihood issues in select districts of six States having low Human Development Index of tribal people in the first phase. The States are Assam, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha and Telangana. In the second phase the programme will be implemented in the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Meghalaya and Tripura.