Ministry of Tribal Affairs: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News


The scheme for providing minimum support price for minor forest produce is being discussed as an efficient way of supporting forest dependent people during the ongoing COVID-19 situation. About the Scheme The minimum support price (MSP) for minor forest produce (MFP) scheme was introduced in 2013. It is a social security scheme introduced for labourers ..

Panda Committee

The newly constituted Hrusikesh Panda committee met for the first time and decided to visit 4 states and UT (J&K). Hrusikesh Panda Committee The Panda committee was constituted by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs to look into the forest rights of pastoral communities. It is headed by former secretary of the ministry, Hrusikesh Panda. It ..

Mahua Nutribeverage

The government is to launch a mahua based alcoholic beverage, called Mahua Nutribeverage, for the first time. The marketing is to be done under the tribal affairs ministry’s Van Dhan Vikas Karyakram. Mahua Mahua is a forest tree, valued for its flowers. Mahua or Madhuca indica plays a vital role in the rural economy. The ..

1000 Springs Initiative

The union ministry of tribal affairs launched the ‘1000 Springs Initiative’ to ensure water supply for tribal people, at a program in Odisha. Springs: Spring is a component of the hydrosphere. It is a natural source of water used mainly in the mountainous regions. A spring is an outlet from aquifer (groundwater source) to the ..

Union Tribal Affairs Minister launches ‘1000 Springs Initiative’

Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda recently launched the ‘1000 Springs Initiative’ at a programme in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The initiative aims at improving access to safe and adequate water for the tribal communities. It aims to generate livelihood opportunities for the tribal people and provisions for piped water supply for drinking, irrigation and sanitation initiatives. He ..

TRIFED organizes “Workshop on Van Dhan and Entrepreneurship Development”

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs launched the ‘Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana’ in 2019, through TRIFED. It aims at creating livelihood for tribal people by using the forest produce. Van Dhan Kendras are set up to add branding and packaging their products. Recently, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Shri Arjun Munda inaugurated the “Workshop on ..

Sixth Schedule Area Status proposed for Ladakh

The Union Tribal Affairs Ministry of India in order to look after all the requirements that will be needed to preserve and enrich the legacy of the newly formed Union territory of Ladakh has proposed the Sixth Schedule Area status for Ladakh. The Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda on Friday, 24th January 2020 announced ..

What in Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana (PMVDY)?

Van Dhan Scheme was launched on 14th April 2018 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the objective to help increase tribal incomes through value addition of tribal products. The scheme is an initiative of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs as nodal department and at the national level, TRIFED as the Nodal Agency. Under the scheme, ..