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Minor Forest Produce (MFP) Scheme

    1. The Minor Forest Produce (MFP) received definition in 2007 under section 2(i) of the Forest Rights Act (FRA), 2006 as all non-timber forest produce of plant origin such as hones, waxes, stumps, malkangani seed, Tesar cacoon, wild dry mushroom, bamboo and etc.[1]
    2. State assigned agencies are held responsible for the purchase of minor forest produce (MFP) on minimum support price (MSP).
    3. The nodal agency for the implementation and monitoring of the MFP scheme – Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
    4. The MSP of the Minor forest produce (MFP) will be determined by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs with the technical support of the Tribal Co-operative Marketing Federation of India (TRIFED).
    Image of Minor Forest Produce (MFP)
    Image: Minor Forest Produce (MFP)

    The MFPnet portal, launched by TRIFED, was meant to serve as an adjunct and a catalyst for enforcing the MSP for the MFP scheme.

    Also read: Aatmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (ABRY)

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