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Feb 28, 2019
8:38AM

Jual Oram to launch MSP for Minor Forest Produce, Value Addition Component of Van Dhan scheme

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Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram will launch Minimum Support Price for Minor Forest Produce and Value Addition Component of Van Dhan scheme in New Delhi today. An official release said, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs is now scaling up the Van Dhan Scheme and is ready to extend it to all tribal districts of the country in phases starting with the Aspirational Districts with substantial tribal population. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the Van Dhan Scheme in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh in April last year.  The Ministry also expanded the coverage of the Minimum Support Price for Minor Forest Produce Scheme to 50 Minor Forest Produce.


The MSP has also been raised between 30 per cent and 40 per cent in case of each of the Commodities. The procurement of the Minor Forest Produce will commence in Haat Bazaars, where tribals bring their produce through the facilitation of the State Government Agencies and District Collectors of the concerned Districts. 

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