Bhubaneswar;27/1/19:Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik announced JibanSamparkaProject, in partnership with UNICEF, to generate awareness among Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups in Odisha on various development and welfare initiatives of State Government, especially on women and child welfare.
#JibanSamparka’s focus areas will include skill development, empowering communities, cooperation and innovation among the groups. Of 75 tribal communities in the country, 13 Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups reside in remote and far-off areas of 12 districts in Odisha.The announcement was made after Patnaik inaugurated the annual tribal fair popularly known as “Adivasi Mela” here on Republic Day. The annual event which has 180 stalls to showcases tribal market, food, agriculture produces and forest products will continue till 9 February. A structure of tribal villages has built-in “Adivasi Mela” to showcase the lifestyle, artefacts, culture, tradition and music of the tribal communities of the Odisha.“The Jiban Sampark’s focus areas will include skill development, empowering communities, cooperation and innovation among the groups of 75 tribal communities in the country, 13 Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups residing in remote and far off areas of 12 district in Odisha,” said Patnaik
There are 62 tribal communities in Odisha of which 13 communities belongs to Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups.