GS paper-3, welfare schemes

Source- pib

 concerned Ministry

  • Ministry of Tribal Affairs
  • Ministry of food processing and industries

 objective of the scheme

  • It aims to enhance the income of tribals through better utilisation of and value addition to the minor product collected by the tribal forest gatherers
  • As a start, minor forest produce processing units will be  set up In Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh.
  • The unit in Maharashtra that will be used for  value addition to Mahua Amla custard apple and Jamun and will produce Mahua drink Amla juice Candy Jamun juice and custard apple pulp

 features of the scheme

 The multi-commodity processing centre in Jagdalpur Chhattisgarh will be used for the processing of commodities like Mahua Amla Honey cashew ginger garlic and other fruit and vegetables


  • The scheme will be implemented by TRIFED
  • The minor forest produce Processing Unit are in which has to be professionally  operated by repeated food processor who will operate the facilities for a limited period of time under the overall administrative control of TRIFED
  •  About 25% of total raw material is expected to be sourced locally from the identified Van dhan  Kendra consistently for a period of 5 years

Components of the scheme

  •  The units will be set up under the scheme for creation of backward and forward linkages Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana
  • The fully processed product will be sold across the country in Tribes India outlets and franchise stores.

-Khyati Khare


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