100 days of Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana

The National programme driven by TRIFED (Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India), Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana (PMVDY), completed 100 days under Ministry of Tribal Affairs on December 7, 2019. The programme aims at empowering the tribal community.

Highlights

In order to mark 100 days of success, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs organized celebrations and forged association with Global designer Ritu Beri. During the celebration, the significance of the programme in forming cluster of self-help groups was emphasized.

The ministry at the event announced that around 676 VDVK (Van Dhan Vikas Kendras) have been sanctioned by the TRIFED in 24 states since its launch in 27 August, 2019. Though the Van Dhan Scheme was launched earlier, the 100 days celebration is to mark the launch of Van Dhan Vikas Kendras.

Targets of TRIFED

TRIFED will establish 3,000 VDVKs each year till 2024 and will cover around 2 crore tribal beneficiaries. The programme also aims to cover 117 tribes in the country. It has also partnered with UNICEF to promote tribal craft, cuisine, culture and commerce.

Recently TRIFED also organized the Aadi Mahotsav between November 16 and November 30, 2019 to cherish the spirit of tribal culture. Apart from this, internship programmes were also conducted in October 2019.

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