MSP (Minimum Support Price) Scheme for Minor Forest Produce
Mechanism for Marketing of Minor Forest Produce (MFP)through Minimum Support Price (MSP) & Development of Value Chain for MFP
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 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. The scheme is implemented in all the States & union territories having Scheduled Areas and Scheduled Tribes in the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution of India.
Further details of the scheme is available on www.tribal.nic.in and www.trifed.in
Tribal Department Government of Gujarat has been appointed as the Nodal Department and Gujarat State Forest Development Corporation Ltd. as Nodal Agency for the Implementation of the Scheme
Government of India has provided 75% and Government of Gujarat 25 % share for the Revolving fund
Out of 73 spices listed by TRIFED,50 species are found in Gujarat
Gujarat State Forest Development Corporation Ltd. has started 45 Direct Purchase Centers (DPC) for collection of various commodities (List of DPC centers)
The scheme is introduced in the FY 2013-14 and under the scheme of MSP for MFP amounting Rs.829.67 has been released between the FY 2013-14 to FY 2018-19. Among the total released fund the Central Share is Rs.622.00 lacs and State Share Rs.207.67 lacs. Yearwise details of Blance and Expenses
The Infrastructure project is a part of MSP for MFP scheme under which the different types of Ifra works have been allotted to state Implementing Agencies and Rs. 596.15 has been released. Among the total released fund the Central Share is Rs.497.37 and State share is Rs. 98.78 lacs. The total project sanctioned was for Rs.663.16 lacs and 25% of State share comes to Rs. 165.78 and out of which Rs. 98.78 lacs has been received and Rs. 67.00 lacs is yet to be received from State government.
1. 45 Direct Purchase centers are working in various district where 29 lacs expenditure has taken place .
2. Components like Processing unit/grading/segregation will be established in Kanwat (Dist: Chhotaudepur), Sagtala (Dist: Dahod) and Vasada (Dist: Navsari) costing Rs.10 Lacs per unit.
3. Other parameters like New Building and Approch road will be established in Netrang (Dist: Bharuch),Rajpipla (Dist: Narmada) and Vansda (Dist: Navsari) Costing Rs.12 Lacs per unit.
4. Value addition of Harde (Rs. 172.5 lacs) and Tamarind (Rs.12 lacs) will be done at Vasda and Godhra respectively.
5.Plan estimates and plan layout has been prepared for infrastructure which will be completed by the end of this year and tender has been floated.Work will be started by first week of Ocrober.
6.The value addition unit of the MFP at the secondary level will be implemented and the species included are honey,Amla,Lac,Mahua Seed, Neem Seed,Karanj Seed, Puwad Seed with total cost of Rs. 24.1 lacs at Ambaji, Por, Zoz, Dediapada, Virampur respectively.
Van Dhan Vikas Kendra
Keeping the tribal forest gatherers as the focus, the Scheme ensures that training on sustainable harvesting with primary level value addition, skill up gradation and processing.
The “Van Dhan Vikas Karyakram” as the name implies will add to the income and livelihoods for tribals by harnessing the wealth of forests.
It also provisions to bridge the last mile connectivity between the tribals and markets through activation of Haat bazars by strengthening of grassroots infrastructure for MFP procurement, storage, transportation, marketing etc.