There is a special emphasis on the livelihood projects in Jammu and Kashmir especially for the tribal population. In the recent past tribal affairs wing of J&K administration has rolled out a number of schemes for the tribal youth for their economic independence.

Recently Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED), has decided to extend Rs 50 Cr infrastructure and livelihood projects to J&K.

The government has initiated efforts for extension of various schemes to Jammu and Kashmir with focus on tribal artisans, farmers, artists and other skilled workers providing them livelihood support. The proposals were submitted by the J & K Tribal Affairs Department for various livelihood projects.

The extension of various tribal welfare schemes to Jammu and Kashmir was actively taken up by Lieutenant Governor J&K Manoj Sinha with the Govt of India recently. Tribal affairs department has accordingly submitted proposals for various schemes to ministries in the central government and most of such proposals got a healthy response from these ministries.

TRIFED and J&K Tribal Affairs Department a number of schemes were agreed upon and the roadmap finalised. Managing Director, Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) Pravir Krishna (Secretary, Govt of India) approved a number of projects and roadmap for infrastructure establishment, in the meeting held at TRIFED Headquarters, New Delhi.

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