Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojna is an initiative targeting livelihood generation for tribals by harnessing the wealth of forest i.e. Van Dhan. The programme aims to tap into traditional knowledge & skill sets of tribals by adding technology & IT to upgrade it at each stage and to convert the tribal wisdom into a viable economic activity.

It is a Mechanism for Marketing of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) through Minimum Support Price (MSP) & Development of Value Chain. Van Dhan Vikas Kendra shall be constituted with 10 tribal Van DhanVikas Self Help Group (SHG). Each SHG will comprise of up to 30 MFP gatherers i.e. about 300 beneficiaries per Kendra (subject to variability as per local conditions.

Hon'ble Chief Minister, launched the Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana in Tripura on 11th January, 2020 with the aim of promoting entrepreneurship among Minor Forest Produce (MFP) gatherers and artisans.

During the year  2019-20, for an amount of Rs. 2.26 core has been sanctioned by the Government of India for setting up of 17 Van Dhan Vikas Kendra involving 4256 beneficiaries of 249 SHGs for procurement and value addition of Minor forest Produces like Broom Grass, Amla tamarind, Gandhaki etc. In the 1st Phase VDVKs will be provided support for tool kits, training and raw materials etc. In the 2nd phase fund will be provided to each VDVKs for up gradation of Pucca House, warehouse, storage, add-on equipment etc.

During the year 2020-21, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India has sanction for an amount of Rs. 144.60 lakh for 10 nos. VDVKs.


Launching Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana
by Hon’ble Chief Minister, Tripura.
Distribution of Cheque for
Van Dhan Vikas Kendra.
Launching of MFP based product
(Bamboo Water Bottle)