On 5th March 2021, Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED), under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs(MoTA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with the administration of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu for the implementation of Minimum Support Price(MSP) for Minor Forest Produce(MFP) scheme and Van Dhan Yojana(VDY).
Dadra Nagar Haveli Daman & Diu Schedule Caste & Scheduled Tribes Other Backward Classes & Minorities Financial Development Corporation.
Features of MoU:
i.Under this MoU, the Mechanism for MFP through MSP and Development of Value Chain for MFP will be implemented in the Union Territory(UT).
ii.It is planned to establish 1 Van Dhan Vikas Kendra in the UT.
About MSP for MFP:
MSP for MFP is a flagship scheme of the MoTA.
To provide remunerative and fair prices to tribal gathers of forest products.
Points to note:
The scheme has injected 3000 crores into the tribal economy.
About Van Dhan Yojana(VDY):
Van Dhan Yojana is a programme for value addition, branding and marketing the MFPs by establishing Van Dhan Kendras to support the sustainable livelihoods for the forest based tribes is a component of the same scheme.
Recent Related News:
On December 31, 2020, TRIFED (Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India) the commercial wing of Ministry of Tribal Affairs has signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Deen Dayal Antyodaya-National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM) for undertaking economic support programmes to boost the livelihoods of Tribal populations of the country & Women Self Help Groups (SHGs).
About Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED):
Managing Director– Pravir Krishna
Established in 1987
Headquarters– New Delhi