Explanation:Shri Jual Oram, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs inaugurated the "Conference on Empowerment of Women Self Help Groups (SHGs) & Organic Farmers Co-operatives from Dantewada, Bastar Region" in New Delhi. It was organised by NITI Aayog in collaboration with the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Tribal Co-operative Marketing Development Federation of India, TRIFED. This was aimed to give market opportunities team members of Women Self Help Groups (SHGs) & Organic Farmers Co-operatives from Dantewada, Bastar Region to showcase their products in urban areas. The Ministry also launched "Punch Tantra Collection" which included Punchtantra tribal artefacts including handlooms and handicrafts.
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Explanation:International Conference on Status and Protection of Coral Reefs STAPCOR 2018 was held in Lakshadweep. The conference was inaugurated by the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan. The theme for the conference was: "Reef for Life". Nearly 150 delegates from India and other countries participated.