Identification of economic activities of importance to the Scheduled Tribes so as to generate employment and raise their level of income.
Upgradation of skills and processes used by the Scheduled Tribes through providing both institutional and on the job training.
To make the existing State/U.T Scheduled Tribes Finance and Development Corporations who are nominated as the State Channelising Agencies (SCAs) for availing assistance from NSTFDC and other developmental agencies engaged in the economic development of Scheduled Tribes more effective.
To assist SCAs in project formulation implementation of NSTFDC assisted Schemes and in imparting necessary training to their staff.
To provide financial support for meeting the working capital requirement of the Central / State government owned agencies for undertaking procurement and marketing of minor forest produces agricultural produces and other products grown/made or collected by the Scheduled Tribes.
To innovate experiment and promote rather than replicate the work of the existing agencies.