Minimum Support Price
Govt of India has taken a number of initiatives for socio economic development of tribals and recognizing the critical importance...
About TRIFED
Tribals constitute 8.60% of the total population of the country, numbering 104.28 million (2011 Census) and cover about 15% of the...
Training
TRIFED in its endeavor to develop the marketing of minor forest produce is engaged in skill up gradation and capacity building ...
MFPNET
MFPNET is a network of stakeholders in the trade of MFPs which includes individuals, agencies, institutions etc interested in development of MFP.
Retail Marketing
TRIFED aims to improve the livelihood of the tribal communities by creating a sustainable market and create business opportunities ...

Objective

The scheme is designed as a social safety net for improvement of livelihood of MFP gatherers by providing them fair price for the MFPs they collect.

The scheme has been started with following objectives

  • To provide fair price to the MFP gatherers for the produce collected by them and enhance their income level
  • To ensure sustainable harvesting of MFPs.
  • The Scheme will have a huge social dividend for MFP gatherers, majority of whom are tribals.

The scheme is expected to protect the forest dwellers from exploitation by offering them the opportunity to sell their MFPs in the protected environment with assured return. It is a holistic scheme for development of MFP trade including its value chain and necessary infrastructure at local level. The MSP scheme seeks to establish a framework to ensure fair returns for the produce collected by tribals, assurance of buying at a particular price, primary processing, storage, transportation etc while ensuring sustainability of the resource base.

To protect the tribals from exploitation, the Scheme of Minimum Support Price for MFP is proposed to be introduced so that tribals and other forest dwellers can sell their MFPs in the protected environment with assured return.

The scheme envisages fixation of Minimum Support Price for the selected MFPs based on the suggestions/ input received from TRIFED and declaration of MSP for selected MFPs by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. Procurement & Marketing operation at pre fixed MSP will be undertaken by the designated State Agencies. The Central Government will provide some portion of the working capital requirement in initial two years in the form of share capital grant & share losses, if any, in the ratio of 75:25. The Ministry of Tribal Affairs & TRIFED at national level will be strengthened optimally for implementing the Scheme. Simultaneously, other medium & long term issues like sustainable collection, value addition, market infrastructure development, knowledge base expansion of MFPs, market intelligence development, strengthening the bargaining power of Gram Sabha/ Panchayat will also be addressed.

It is a holistic scheme for development of MFP trade including its value chain and necessary infrastructure at local level. The MSP scheme seeks to establish a framework to ensure fair returns for the produce collected by tribals, assurance of buying at a particular price, primary processing, storage, transportation etc while ensuring sustainability of the resource base.