• Introduction

      The network of Tribal Research Institutes (TRIs) was started in 1953. From the First Five Year Plan itself, it was considered necessary to fill up the data gaps and make available other related inputs regarding nature and magnitude of problems faced by different Tribal Groups. The first such Institute was setup at Bhubaneswar, Odisha in 1953 followed by other two institutes at Ranchi (Bihar) and Chhindwara (MP) in 1954. Recognizing the usefulness of such institutes, other states were also covered. Currently, 25 such Institutes are functioning across the Country, under the administrative control of the respective State Governments. These institutes activity cost and infrastructure including buildings are fully funded by the Central Government through Ministry of Tribal Affairs. Expenditure on salary of staff is met by the State Governments.

      The functions assigned to the TRIs broadly include (i) conducting research and evaluation studies (ii) undertaking capacity building and training of personnel and institutions working in the area of tribal development (iii) collection of baseline data and their dissemination (iv) organizing tribal festivals (v) conducting seminars and workshops (vi) documentation and their customary laws (vii) setting up of tribal museums (viii) conducting exchange visit of tribal and (ix) providing planning inputs to the State Governments.

  • Organisational Structure
  • Minutes of Apex Committee Meeting
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