Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA)


The Ministry of Tribal Affairs was set up in 1999, with the objective of providing a more focussed, co-ordinated and planned approach towards the integrated socio-economic development of the underprivileged Scheduled Tribes (STs). 

Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) is the nodal Ministry for the overall policy, planning and coordination of programmes for the development of Scheduled Tribes (STs). Though the primary responsibility for promotion of economic, educational and social development of Scheduled Tribes rests with all Central Ministries, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs complements their efforts by way of various developmental interventions in critical sectors through specially tailored schemes. These schemes are implemented through State Governments, Union Territory Administrations and voluntary organisations. 

As an apex organisation under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, TRIFED interacts and collaborates closely with MoTA.