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    14 new minor forest produce items included under MSP scheme to provide fair prices to tribal gatherers

    Published on January 30, 2021

    The government has decided to include 14 new minor forest produce items under the mechanism for marketing of minor forest produce through minimum support price scheme to provide remunerative and fair prices to tribal gatherers of forest produces. Newly included items are Tasar Coccoon, elephant apple dry, bamboo shoot, malkangani seed and wild dry mushroom among others.

    The Central government had introduced a minimum support price for a selected list of minor produce items through mechanism for marketing of Minor Forest Produce through Minimum Support price and development of Value Chain of MFP Scheme in 2011. It aims to provide a social safety net to these underprivileged forest dwellers, and to aid in their empowerment.