On 8th May 2020, Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India(TRIFED) under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Art of Living(AOL) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU)to collaborate in programmes of each organisation to promote the tribal enterprises.
i.The Art of Living(AOL) Foundation will provide a free ration kit to the people belonging to the tribe of Indian Artisans who are in need.
ii.The TRIFED Regional Offices identified 9,409 tribal artisans in need located across the nation from the list of tribal artisans compiled by those officers.
iii.The Distribution of rations kit will be made under the #iStandWithHumanity campaign of Art of Living Foundation.
iv.The AOL officers from all over the nation in each state will be coordinated to provide the ration kit.
v.AOL Foundation is a non-profit educational and humanitarian organization with consultative status with the United Nations(UN) helping around 300 million people in more than 152 countries around the world.
About Ministry of Tribal Affairs:
Minister of Tribal affairs– ArjunMunda
Minister of State– Renuka Singh Saruta
Set up in– 1999
Headquarters– New Delhi
Founder– H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Headquarters– Bangalore, Karnataka