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Development of tribal communities is govt’s priority: HM Amit Shah

Inaugurating the National Tribal Festival – Aadi Mahotsav in New Delhi today, Amit Shah said, whenever the BJP came to power, it always worked for the welfare of tribal communities.

Hitting out at Congress, Amit Shah accused the party of using the tribal communities for vote banks. He said, Congress neglected the development and welfare of tribals.

The Home Minister stressed on the need to conserve the nature saying Van Dhan Vikas Yojana is transforming the lives of tribals.

The theme of the 15-day Mahotsav is a celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Culture, Craft, Cuisine and Commerce.

The Aadi Mahotsav is an effort to take tribal commerce to the next level of digital and electronic transactions. The tribal textiles manufactured by master tribal craftsmen from Jammu and Kashmir in the North to Tamil Nadu in the South and from Gujarat in the West to Nagaland/Sikkim in the East will be the main attractions.

For the first time, the Aadi Mahotsav is showcasing a wide range of products from the tribal artisans from Leh in Ladakh. 254 stalls have been set up and one thousand tribal artisans and artists are participating in the tribal festival.