Van Dhan Vikas Karyakram
The tribal communities primarily depend on collection and sale of seasonal minor forest produces (MFP) for livelihood and income...
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 ...

Minimum Support Price (MSP) for MFP

Govt of India has taken a number of initiatives for socio economic development of tribals and recognizing the critical importance which Minor Forest Produce hold for tribals and its potential to create large scale employment opportunity thereby, helping in reducing poverty and increasing empowerment of tribals particularly women and poor people of the poorest and backward districts of the country, Govt. of India has decided to introduce an ambitious scheme of providing fair price for the Minor Forest Produce collected by tribals through Minimum Support price (MSP). The scheme has been started with the objective of providing fair returns to Minor Forest Produce gatherers, enhance their income level and ensure sustainable harvesting of Minor Forest Produces. The MSP scheme seeks to establish a framework to ensure fair prices 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. The scheme envisages fixation of MSP for the procurement and marketing operation of which shall be undertaken by State procurement agencies at the pre fixed MSP in... Read More >>