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Prime Minister Van Dhan Yojana

  • Category
    Polity & Governance
  • Published
    18th Dec, 2019

Minister of State for Tribal Affairs will be announcing 100 Days achievements of ‘Prime Minister Van Dhan Yojana’.


Minister of State for Tribal Affairs will be announcing 100 Days achievements of ‘Prime Minister Van Dhan Yojana’.


  • TRIFED under Ministry of Tribal Affairs is going to forge a partnership with Ritu Beri Designs to promote Indian tribal crafts and culture across the country and the world.
  • Ms. Beri will be the Chief Design Consultant for Tribes India.
  • Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana (PMVDY) is a Market Linked Tribal Entrepreneurship Development Program for forming clusters of tribal SHGs and strengthening them into Tribal Producer Companies has been launched with participation from all the 27 States from the Country.

Additional information about Prime Minister Van Dhan Yojana

  • The Van Dhan Scheme is an initiative of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and TRIFED.
  • It was launched in 2018 and seeks to improve tribal incomes through value addition of tribal products.
  • The scheme will be implemented through Ministry of Tribal Affairs as Nodal Department at the Central Level and TRIFED as Nodal Agency at the National Level.
  • At State level, the State Nodal Agency for MFPs and the District collectors are envisaged to play a pivot role in scheme implementation at grassroot level.
  • Locally the Kendras are proposed to be managed by a Managing Committee (an SHG) consisting of representatives of Van Dhan SHGs in the cluster.

The Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED)

  • TRIFED is engaged in marketing development of tribal products and provides marketing support to the products made by tribals through a network of retail outlets.
  • It is indulged in capacity building trainings of tribal handicraft artisans and tribal people engaged in the collection of Minor Forest Produce like Honey, Gum Karaya, Mahuwa Flower, Lac Cultivation and Dona Pattal making etc., with the ultimate objective of increasing their income and ensuring sustainable economic development.
  • It has following four main activities
    • Retail Marketing Development Activity
    • MFP Marketing Development Activity
    • Vocation Training, Skill Upgradation and Capacity Building of ST Artisans and Minor Forest Produce (MFP) Gatherers
    • Research & Development/Intellectual Property Right (IPR) Activity.
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