Innovative Initiatives

Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan

Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan is the mission started by the Government of India on 13th May 2020, towards making India Self-reliant. The Hon'ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi announced an economic package of INR 20 lakh crore as aid to support the country in the times of pandemic. It is focused on 5 components – Economy, Infrastructure, Systems, Vibrant Demography and Demand. The Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) has been actively pursuing the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan through envisioning projects and policies that promote self-sustenance and are self-generating for the tribal community of India.

MoTA with Sri Sri Institute of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SSIAST) has launched its Centre of Excellence for natural farming to making tribal farmers self-reliant. The project will train 10,000 tribal farmers in sustainable Natural Farming techniques and will introduce them to marketing opportunities.

On Oct. 2nd 2020, MoTA and ASSOCHAM launched the 'Tribal Entrepreneurship Development Program' a three year long initiative focused on socio-economic development of Tribal groups in India. MoTA with FICCI Social Economic and Development Foundation undertook a study on Tribal welfare and Entrepreneurship Development in Jharkhand with the focus of the study was to understanding the present means of livelihood of the tribal community in the two identified districts, identifying the challenges faced by them and recommending suitable strategies to make them self-sustainable.