(The Gist of PIB) Implementing Agencies to initiate procurement from available funds under MSP for MFP scheme [APRIL-2020]

(The Gist of PIB) Implementing Agencies to initiate procurement from available funds under MSP for MFP

scheme [APRIL-2020]

Implementing Agencies to initiate procurement from available funds under MSP for MFP scheme

  • TRIFED under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs has asked the State Nodal Departments and Implementing Agencies to initiate procurement of Minor Forest Produces (MFPs) at Minimum Support Price (MSP) from the available funds under MSP for MFP Scheme.

About:

  • To provide a 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, the majority of whom are tribals.
  • 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 the sustainability of the resource base.
  • Earlier, the scheme was only implemented in States having Scheduled areas as listed in the Fifth Schedule of the constitution of India. But since 2016, the scheme is applicable in all States.

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