Tribal Research and Development Institute (Bhopal): A ‘nodal’ centre in support of tribal culture – Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan & Chhattisgarh



  • The Institute has carried out extensive ethnographic studies on the tribes of Madhya Pradesh and maintains a rich database in its documentation centre.
  • Evaluation and impact assessment studies of schemes of the government related to development and empowerment of the scheduled tribes, are undertaken. The Institute apprises the government of its findings on the above and related issues with suggestions for appropriate policy or implementation change
  • The Institutes undertakes anthropological reference studies. It also furnishes its considered opinion to the government in cases where communities claim to belong to the scheduled tribes.
  • Training is imparted to field level government functionaries to orient and sensitize them regarding the way of life of tribal communities.
  • Seminars and workshops are held to discuss issues relating to the tribes.
  • Dictionaries are under preparation, of Gondi, Korku and Bhili tribal dialects.
  • Fairs and festivals are held from time to time to create awareness of the richness of tribal culture.
  • The Institute maintains a comprehensive library of books, documents, photographs and films relating to the tribes.

Source: Tribal Research and Development Institute
Date Visited: Tue Oct 04 2016 15:39:59 GMT+0200 (CEST)

For up-to-date information on India’s Zonal Cultural Centres, visit the official website >>

  1. Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre, Kolkata
  2. North Central Zone Cultural Centre, Prayagraj
  3. North east Zone Cultural Centre, Dimapur
  4. North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala
  5. South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur
  6. South Zone Cultural Centre, Thanjavur
  7. West Zone Cultural Centre, Udaipur

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