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Procurement of Minor forest produce boost to the tribal economy


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Procurement of Minor forest produce boost to the tribal economy

The procurement of minor forest produce by the government touches the all-time high in 16 states with a procurement touching 79.42 crore rupees. This agriculture and horticultural produce collected by the tribal gatherers with the injection of over 2000 crore rupees. In the tribal economy, the MSP for MFP scheme can lead to the transformation of the tribal ecosystem and empowering the tribal people. Among other states, Chhattisgarh plays a leading role by procuring forest produce 20,270 metric tonnes worth 52.80 crore rupees. The state government is blaming all its efforts to the implementation of MSP for MFP scheme, Also, the ministry of tribal affairs said that on may 1,2020 Government has increased the minimum support prices of minor forest produces by up to 90 percent, aiming to provide higher income for the tribal gatherers.

 

Highlights:

·         Implementation of Van Dhan Yojana of 1205 tribal enterprises and bringing job opportunities to 3.6 lakhs tribal gatherers and 18,000 self-help groups among 22 states.

·         Government is aiming to improve tribals income through value addition of tribal products and the economic development by utilization of forest produce.


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Procurement of Minor forest produce boost to the tribal economy