Tribal research institutes are established and administratively supported by concerned state governments.
the act as a think tank for tribal development,
preservation of tribal cultural heritage and
provide inputs to the states for evidence based planning and legislation,
capacity building of tribals or Institutions associated with Tribal Affairs,
dissemination of information creation and awareness.
Ministry of Tribal Affairs has helped tribal Research Institute in various States and steps taken to strengthen them. Tribal research institutes help to preserve and protect tribal cultural heritage. In 2017-18 its budget was 80 crore rupees.
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has proposed setting up of a national-level Tribal Research Institute (TRI) along with a National Tribal Museum in the national capital, Union Minister Jual Oram said here today. Permanent State museums for tribals will be created and British struggle will be shown.
Tribal Research Institute also play a role in developing conservation cum development plans for primitive tribal groups.
Support to Tribal institutes scheme. it identifies and financially support their infrastructure needs, Research and documentation activities and training and capacity building programs.
Buildings for institutes
Upgrading their facility, utility bills
Support for setting up libraries and digital repositories
Conference halls and training centres
setting up food Cafe, artisans corner, exhibition outlets.
Research and development
Tribal welfare measures
tribal profile. Language, culture, traditions, artefacts, traditional medicine, myths and stories, cuisine.
Printing material in tribal language
Training and capacity building
awareness about forest rights act pesa act larr act and constitutional provisions.
Capacity building of artisans like 8, metalcraft, painting drama Textiles, designing.
Conducting seminars and conferences.
Organising exchange of visits by tribals.
The national-level TRI will be responsible for coordinating the activities of state TRIs along with taking up national-level studies.
The National Tribal Museum, which will be a part of the set up, will showcase the rich tribal culture and heritage using state-of-the-art technologies.
Government has decided to set up new Tribal Research Institutes (TRIs) in the States where no TRI exists. During the year 2017-18 and 2018-19, based on the proposals received from the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Sikkim and Mizoram, funds have been provided for establishment of new Tribal Research Institute. Presently, TRIs are functioning in 24 States and 1UT. Core responsibility of TRIs is to function as a body of knowledge & research more or less as a think tank for tribal development and preservation of tribal cultural heritage.
MoTA has developed a digital repository with web address http://tribal.nic.in/repository where documents, folks songs, photos / videos regarding their evolution, place of origin, lifestyle, eating habits, architecture, education level, traditional art, folk dances and other anthropological details of the tribes in India are stored. The repository currently has more than 10,000 photographs, videos and publications which are mostly done by TRIs.
TRIs have carried out various activities viz. research studies, evaluation studies, organization of training/seminar/workshop, organization of tribal festivals, baseline survey, publications, documentaries / documentation, organization of exchange visits etc. Notable works undertaken by these institutions during last four financial years and current year are detailed below: