PTP-NER Scheme

  • The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has launched “Marketing and Logistics Development for Promotion of Tribal Products from the North-Eastern Region (PTP-NER)“.
  • It is a Central Sector Scheme for the benefit of Scheduled Tribes of the North-eastern Region.
  • It will assist tribal craftsmen through backward and forward linkages incubation support, aggregation, skill and entrepreneurial development, marketing, transportation, etc.
  • Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, and Sikkim would be covered under the scheme.
  • The scheme will be implemented by TRIFED, the nodal agency under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
  • The empanelment of tribal artisans will be done directly or through Tribal Artisan Melas (TAMs). Partners: North Eastern Handicrafts and Handlooms Development Corporation (NEHHDC), India Post and North Eastern State Government Departments/ Agencies.
  • Benefits: Increased Livelihood and earning opportunities, increased efficiency in procurement, logistics and marketing.
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