Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana
Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana Pradhan Mantri Van DhanYojna 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 11thJanuary, 2020 with the aim of promoting entrepreneurship among Minor Forest Produce (MFP) gatherers and artisans. 32 nos. Van Dhan Vikas Kendra Clusters (VDVKCs) have been sanctioned which are made functional for procurement and value addition of Minor Forest Produces like Broom Grass, Amla, Tamarind, Gandhaki etc. During the year 2022-23 another 25 nos. VDVKCs has been sanctioned which are being made functional. During 2023-24, 27 nos. new PVTG VDVKCs has been sanctioned for PVTG hamlets under PMJANMAN.