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Title: New guidelines to salvage MSP scheme for minor forest produce
Source:The Economic Times
Date:9 February 2019

The Centre would decentralise its five-year-old Minimum Support Price (MSP) scheme for minor forest produce (MFP), a complete non-starter programme targeted to benefit 55 million tribals across India. The government would frame new guidelines to salvage the scheme and align it to the way it was conceived by the Centre and passed by Cabinet. Tribal affairs minister Mr Jual Oram has stepped in to turnaround the implementation and notify new guidelines. Now, the system would be decentralised with collectors made responsible for the scheme implementation. Self help groups would be formed, which would sell the MFPs at village haats. Value addition centres would be established to improve the rates tribals get for the produce collected by them.

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