TRIFOOD scheme was jointly launched by the Union Food Processing Ministry, Tribal Affairs Ministry and TRIFED (Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India). It is implemented in Raigad, Maharashtra and Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh by the TRIFED.
The initiative aims to improve tribal entrepreneurship by assisting the in the value addition of minor forest produce collected by tribal forest gatherers. Two minor forest produce processing units will be set up in this regard with an outlay of Rs.11 crore. They will be operated by reputed food processors under the administration of TRIFED. It is expected to boost local employment among tribal communities.