Union Home and Cooperation Minister Shri Amit Shah inaugurated the newly built National Tribal Research Institute (NTRI) in New Delhi on 7 June, 2022. The NTRI will be the premier national institute for the promotion and preservation of tribal heritage and culture and the nerve centre of tribal research issues and matters in academic, executive and legislative fields.
“It is an important day today. As per the vision of PM Shri Narendra Modi National Tribal Research Institute is finally coming into existence. We may think it is just another institution, but such institutions have a role in nation-building,” Shri Amit Shah said while addressing the inaugural ceremony.
The institute will collaborate and network with reputed research institutes, universities, and organizations as well as academic bodies and resource Centers. It will Monitor projects of Tribal Research Institutes (TRIs), Centers of Excellence (CoEs), and research scholars of NFS and set up norms for improvement in the quality of research and training.
Its other activities would be to provide policy inputs to the Ministry of Tribal Affairs as well as State Welfare Departments, Design studies and programs that improve or support socio-economic aspects of tribal lifestyles, create and maintain of Database of PMAAGY, provide guidelines in Setting and running of Tribal Museums and Showcasing rich tribal cultural heritage of India under one umbrella.
Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Shri Arjun Munda, Minister of Law and Justice Shri Kiren Rijiju; MoS Tribal Affairs Smt Renuka Singh Saruta; MoS Tribal affairs Shri Bishweswar Tudu; MoS Minority Affairs Shri John Barla and MoS Rural Development and Steel Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste and others graced the occasion.
An exhibition showcasing the achievements of the Tribal Affairs Ministry under the leadership of the Prime Minister was also displayed. More than 100 tribal artisans and tribal dance troupes across the country showcased their indigenous products and performances.