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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 ..


Ministry of Tribal Affairs constitutes committee on Community Forest Resource Guidelines

The Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs recently constituted a committee under NC Saxena, former member of Planning Commission of India. The Committee will examine and recommend Community Forest Resources (CFR) Guidelines. The Committee has been constituted under Forest Rights Act, 2006. Why the Committee? In 2016, the Tribal Affairs Ministry framed CFR in consultation with ..




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 ..