• To identify economic activities of importance to the Scheduled Tribes so as to generate self employment and raise their level of income.
  • To Upgrade skills and processes used by the Scheduled Tribes by providing both institutional and on the job training.
  • To make the existing States/U.T Scheduled Tribes Finance and Development Corporations(SCAs) 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 imparting training to their personnel.
  • 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 institutions.