Minister of Finance

Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman

Minister of Finance

The Hon’ble Finance Minister, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman has appreciated TRIFED for the measures it has taken towards boosting exports by enabling the tribal handicrafts industry to effectively harness e-commerce. As a result, TRIFED has been able to export goods across countries.

In line with the national aspiration to go cashless, the tribal artisans are also able to accept payment through major credit/debit cards via Point of Sale (POS) machines in the National Tribal Festival ‘Aadi Mahotsav’ organised by TRIFED. The Aadi Mahotsav is displaying the rich digital commerce and e-commerce being promoted by Tribes India and marks a tremendous effort to take tribal commerce to the next level of digital and electronic transactions.

By establishing tie-ups with major e-commerce players and taking part in international exhibitions as well as by engaging with internationally recognised designers, TRIFED has been working to provide a global platform to the products made by tribal artisans.

The Minister's message can be viewed here