The main objects of the Corporation is to work for socio-economic and educational upliftment of Scheduled Tribes(STs), to provide better self-employment avenues so that they can become economically independent and self-reliant. The Corporation undertakes a wide range of activities for socio–economic and educational upliftment of the STs by devising and implementing financial assistance schemes exclusively for the tribal. These schemes are for providing loans to the poor STs at concessional rates of interest and on soft terms & conditions.  The Corporation also provides grants for conducting training and skill development programs for tribal youth so that they can enhance their employability /productivity or can take-up entrepreneurial activity

TRIFED is closely working with National Scheduled Tribes Finance and Development Corporation (NSTFDC) to facilitate Credit facilities for  tribal beneficiaries for setting up their viable Income Generating Ventures in handicrafts & handloom as well as MFP Sector. 

NSTDFC is assisting TRIFED in its TRIFOOD program being implemented in Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh