Centre to unveil five-year targeted green livelihood plan for tribals
The Centre would initiate a programme to train tribals in collection, value addition and even grading of products from bamboo, lac and honey.
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Government approves road map for TRIFED
For capacity building of tribal population and retail marketing of products manufactured by them, Government has approved a road map for Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation (TRIFED).
6 Tribal Autonomous Councils in Assam gets Central fund to build own offices
The central government has sanctioned Rs 1 crore for each of the six tribal autonomous councils to build their office space, Narah said.
Bengal signs but sends no proposal for Centre's scheme for tribals
The programme involves setting up value addition centres, Van Dhan Vikas Kendras, and training tribals to add value to minor forest produce collected from forests and get better prices for the finished goods.
Centre seeks more funds to push Tribal MFP scheme
The scheme, which was introduced by Congress-led UPA as MNREGA for tribals in 2013-14, has remained a complete non-starter.
Conjuring desi spirits to cure colonial hangover
Boutique liquor companies, government agency attempt to tap a growing market for local flavours.
Amazon Prime Day 2019 to have over 500 new product launches by Indian SMBs
Prime members can choose from a range of hand-crafted and unique products from micro entrepreneurs and startups.
Centre to seek Election Commission’s nod for 40-60% MSP hike for forest items
The move would benefit tribals in pollbound BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.
Centre wakes up to unspent funds under MSP, orders review of scheme
If the market prices fall below MSP, the state government agencies move in to procure the minor forest produce.
MSP hike up to 60% likely for minor forest produce
The MSP for 24 identified MFP collected by tribals in remote areas is likely to be increased under a scheme which was launched by Congress-led UPA government in 2013-14.
Government proposes to set up 3,000 Van Dhan Kendras
Van Dhan Mission is an initiative for targeting livelihood generation for tribals by harnessing non-timber forest produces, the true wealth of forest i.e. Van Dhan with an estimated value of Rs 2 Lakh crore per year.
Van Dhan scheme yet to take off, caught in norm changes
After repeated reminders by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and Niti Aayog, former secretary (tribal affairs) Leena Nair finalised the guidelines by June-end. These guidelines conceived a highly centralised system.
Modi government set to roll out nationwide Amul-like plan for tribals
TRIFED has finalised a memorandum of understanding with the rural development ministry to tap into its network of self-help groups under Aajeevika initiative.
Centre taps corporates to adopt tribal districts with CSR funds
The ministry of tribal affairs is looking for private partners who could use their CSR funds to adopt a district or an entire tribal-dominated state.
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