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Sodudhimi Tribal Festival (Tribal Healers Camp, Steam Bath, Ethnic Food Festival, Tribal Handicrafts Demonstration and Sale, and Performance of Tribal Arts) is scheduled on 2016 March 23 – 27 at Kirtads Campus, Chevayur, Kozhikode-17. Inauguration on 23rd March 5.30 PM.

 

33rd Thalakkal Chanthu Archery competition held on 6th and 7th February 2016 at Mahatma boys higher secondary school, Chennithala, Alappuzha district. Competition was Inaugurated by Sri. P.C. Vishnunath (MLA, Chengannur)     

 

To carry out research that helps to promote development among the scheduled communities in Kerala.

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 It is purely a governmental organization under the Scheduled castes and Scheduled tribes Development ministry and functions as a separate Directorate. Its main objective is to carry out research that helps to promote development among the scheduled communities in Kerala. It also attempts to identify the needs and problems confronting the marginalized section of the population and suggest recommendations to the government in finding a panacea for their overall development. This was established in the year 1972 as Tribal Research and Training centre (TR & TC) in a national pattern, which is subsequently got recognized as KIRTADS in 1979 and is working among all the scheduled communities for their development.

 

Newsflash

The traditional anti-diabetic medicine used for generations by the Kaani Tribals in South Kerala is going to create history of sorts as the national patent office in New Delhi is going to formally grant it India's first patent for a tribal medicine.

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