The Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India, (TRIFED), under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, is engaged in marketing development of tribal products including art and craft items. TRIFED has been marketing tribal products through its own shops called "TRIBES India" and through the outlets of the state emporia on consignment basis. To access the contact details of TRIBES India stores, click here.
TRIFED has developed a system of sourcing products of art and craft made by empanelled tribal suppliers. The suppliers comprise of individual tribal artisans, tribal SHGs, Organisations/ Agencies/NGOs working with tribals, who are empanelled as suppliers of TRIFED as per the guidelines for empanelment of suppliers. The products procured by TRIFED are then sold through its marketing platform of "Tribes India".
Going Digital will lead to expansion of tribal commerce and the availability of tribal products over large area, reaping greater benefits for tribal artisans.
A e-commerce (electronic commerce) website - www.tribesindia.com has hence been made available for sale of all its products.
Categories of products sold
The categories of tribal products sold in the platform include
The TRIBES India platform can also be accessed using an Android App. To download the app, click here.
Source : TRIBES India