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Promotion of Tribal Products from North-Eastern Region Scheme

Focus: GS II: Government policies and Interventions, GS III: Indian Economy

Why in News?

Tribal Affairs Minister recently launched Marketing and Logistics Development for Promotion of Tribal Products from North-Eastern Region (PTP-NER) scheme in Manipur.

PTP-NER Scheme:

The PTP-NER Scheme is a government initiative that aims to empower Scheduled Tribes in the North-Eastern Region of India by improving the procurement, logistics, and marketing of tribal products. Here are some key points to know about the scheme:


To strengthen livelihood opportunities for tribal artisans in North Eastern States.


The scheme applies to the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, and Sikkim.

  • Empanelment of tribal artisans from the North Eastern Region through organizing 68 Tribal Artisan Melas (TAMs) in various districts of the region.
  • Organizing regular Design & Skill Development training sessions for tribal recipients.
  • Improving the efficiency of procurement, logistics, and marketing of tribal products from North Eastern States.

Implementing Partners:

  • North Eastern Handicrafts and Handlooms Development Corporation (NEHHDC).
  • India Post under the Department of Posts.
  • Other North Eastern State Government Departments/Agencies.

Logistics Support:

  • India Post will provide logistics support to meet the goals of the scheme.

December 2023