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                                    Panaji: November 3, 2020


The Chief Minister underlining the wide scope Tribal start-up said that the Tribal people are based in rural areas, giving the much required fillip to Swayampurna Goem mission and suggested to form cluster groups at places like Pali, Surla, Velguem and Sankhalim and other parts of rural Goa.


The Chief Minister, Dr. Pramod Sawant informed this attending a webinar on Tribal Startup by Tribal Development Board( TRIFED )  at his Official resident at Altinho today.

Dr. Sawant said a proposal for processing of various fruits will be moved to Tribal Development Board. In Goa, he said, there are other fruits like cashew, Banana, jackfruit, Mango etc. which can be processed, he added.


MD, TRIFED Shri Pravir Krishna in his introductory remark said that forest provide subsistence needs of the community, helped them earn useful cash for other requirements of everyday use. He urged entrepreneurship and self employment among the rural people to accomplish this objective of development.

Shri Krishna also apprised about the mechanism which has been worked out so that the tribal people to provide financial assistance, logistic, training etc. In Goa the Tribal people need to be sensitized about Van Dhan Yojana.


The Director of Tribal Welfare, Smt. Sandhya Kamat informed that a cluster group of 300 people have been formed and Shri Umesh Gaonkar Sarpanch of Village Panchayat Khotigao is nominated as its President.


          The Director Department of Tribal Welfare Smt. Sandhya Kamat, MD Meghanath Parab, AO Shri Oliver Silveira, Social Scientist, Dr. Pratibha were among those who attended the webinar.