Ministry of Tribal Affairs


MSP for MFP Minimum Support Price Scheme (MSP) for Minor Forest Produce (MFP) is a centrally-sponsored scheme aimed to ensure fair and remunerative price to MFP gatherers. The scheme is officially known as ‘Mechanism for marketing of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) through Minimum Support Price (MSP) and development of value chain for MFP’ was planned …

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Van Dhan Scheme – UPSC Prelims

Ministry/Department :  Ministry of Tribal Affairs. Aims at economic development of tribals  involved in collection of Minor Food Produces (MFPs) by helping them in optimum utilization of natural resources and provide them sustainable livelihood. Scheme: Under it, 10 Self Help Groups (SHGs) of 30 Tribal gatherers will be constituted. The SHGs will then be trained and …

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Eklavya Model Residential Schools – UPSC Prelims

Eklavya Model Residential Schools(EMRS) is a Government of India scheme for model residential schools for Scheduled Tribes across India. Nodal Ministry: The scheme was launched by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs in the year 1997-98. Aim: To impart quality education to ST children in remote areas. It will also enable them to avail themselves of opportunities in high …

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