Van Dhan Yojana of TRIFED generating Tribal entrepreneurship in Nagaland
Kohima, 26 Nov (KNN) The Van Dhan Yojana (PMVDY) launched by TRIFED, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, in affiliation with State departments has seen outstanding success story in Nagaland which is excelling in tribal entrepreneurship.
It has showcased to the complete nation how cluster growth and worth addition may also help members earn considerably larger earnings, mentioned the discharge.
Nagaland Beekeeping and Honey Mission (NBHM), the nodal Agency for honey manufacturing in the State, has been the implementing company for the mentioned set of clusters. It has carried out the Van Dhan Yojana programme solely for beekeeping exercise as the one MFP in the primary section, which was initially carried out with 5 Van DhanVikas Kendra Clusters in 4 districts.
Since Honey manufacturing is a seasonal exercise and through offseason or dearth interval the Van Dhan SHG members remained idle. Therefore in order to operationalize the Van Dhan Vikas Kendra Cluster exercise all year long the State Implementing company (NBHM) envisaged to enterprise for different minor forest produce resembling Hill broom, oyster mushroom, ginger and nut gall.
The genesis of oyster mushroom cultivation begun with a path on few chosen SHGs in the course of the pandemic which finally prompted the State implementing company to embark on a bigger scale after witnessing the quite a few manufacturing, scope for advertising alternatives and its consumption advantages for well being elements. VDVKCs at the moment are engaged in the oyster mushroom cultivation on a bigger scale, focusing on approximate manufacturing of 5 (5) metric tonnes in uncooked in the approaching months with two selection “pink and white”.
Through the efforts of TRIFED, the ‘Mechanism for Marketing of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) through Minimum Support Price (MSP) and Development of Value Chain for MFP’ has impacted the tribal ecosystem in a significant method. Procurement has gone up fr0m INR 30 crore to INR 1843 crore utilizing GoI and State Government Funds throughout the nation. The Van Dhan tribal start-ups, a element of the identical scheme, has emerged as a supply of employment technology for tribal gatherers and forest dwellers and the home-bound tribal artisans.
For the state of Nagaland alone, 285 VDSHGs have been sanctioned subsumed into 19 VDVK Clusters out of which 9 VDVKCs (135 VDSHGs) have been made operational masking Zunheboto, Wokha, Tuensang, Phek and Mokokchung districts. The VDVKC is presently producing Wild honey, Amla, Nutgall, Zanthoxylum, Roselle, Ginger, Turmeric, Hill Broom, Oyster Mushroom by worth addition of MFPs, which has benefitted the lives of nearly 5700 members connected to it. Till date gross sales of 35.32 lakhs has been achieved by the VDVKCs serving to in the financial upliftment in addition to empowerment of tribal communities in Nagaland.