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New Delhi : Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda will launch two Centers of Excellence for Tribal Welfare, a collaboration between Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Art of Living (AoL), through video conference here on October 27, 2020. Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar, Art of Living, will grace the occasion.

The first initiative ‘Strengthening PRIs’ will be launched in 5 districts covering 30 Gram Panchayts and 150 villages of Jharkhand for creating awareness among elected representatives of PRI about various Tribal Acts and Rules and different welfare schemes available for the tribals and help them getting access to these schemes. The model is designed to create the youth volunteers among the tribal youth by giving them personality development training and instilling the sense of social responsibility among them thereby creating the tribal leaders who will work for their community in spreading this awareness.

The second is about training 10,000 tribal farmers in  Aurangabad District of Maharashtra on sustainable natural farming based on Go-Adharith farming techniques. Farmers will be helped in getting the Organic certification and the marketing opportunities will be made available to them to make each of them Atmanirbhar Tribal Farmers, according to a PIB release.