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"Mechanism for Marketing of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) through Minimum Support Price (MSP) and Development of Value Chain for MFP".

  • The "Mechanism for Marketing of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) through Minimum Support Price (MSP) and Development of Value Chain for MFP" scheme is started by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) Government of India, in 2013-14.
  • This scheme was started with the objective of ensuring proper price to the MFP gatherers for the MFP they collect.
  • The Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) with the assisstance of Tribal Co-operative Marketing Development Federation (TRIFED) is implementing the scheme through the State Govt.
  • Chhattisgarh State Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Caste Development Department is the Nodal Department & Chhattisgarh State Minor Forest Produce (Trading & Development) Co-operative Federation Ltd. is the State Procurement Agency (SPA) for this scheme.
  • MSP for different MFPs are determined by the MoTA with the consultation of experts and implementing agencies.
  • MoTA has announced the MSP for the Collection year 2017 of following MFPs which are collected in Chhattisgarh State :-

  • S.No.

    Name of MFP

    Minimum Support Price Rs. per kg.

    1.

    Sal Seed

    10

    2.

    Myrobalan (Harra)

    8

    3.

    Tamarind

    22 *

    4.

    Chironjee Guthli

    60

    5.

    Lac Kusumi)

    150

    6.

    Lac (Rangini)

    100

    7.

    Mahua Seed

    20


  • * Minimum Support Price of Imli (Tamarind) for collection year 2017 increased by Govt. of Chhattisgarh from Rs. 18/- to Rs. 22/- per Kg.

  • State Procurement Agency prepares the procurement plan for MFPs proposed under this scheme by accessing estimated quantity of each MFP likely to be purchased, including arrangement of storage and transportation, maintenance till the disposal of MFPs, arrangement of manpower and fund required for that & submits it to the State nodal department well in advance.
  • The nodal department sends it to MoTA for getting the budget under this scheme. MoTA further examines the proposal and releases the requisite working capital to the state concerned.
  • MoTA provides 75% of fund requirement for the working capital and for meeting the loss in these operations, if any. Remaining 25% of Working Capital and Loss meeting requirements is met by the State Government.
  • State procurement agency maintains a seprate account of working capital for this scheme and utilizes the funds only for procurement of operations at the fixed MSP.
  • Profit will be passed on to the MFP gatherers if earned after sale of MFP.
  • Loss if occurs, will be compensated by both the Central and State Government on 75:25 basis through a seprate fund. Each state will submit the proposal for reimbursement of loss giving full justification for the same.
  • The State has constituted State level and District level Co-ordination and Monitoring Committee headed by the Chief Secretary and concerned District Collector respectively to ensure effective implementation of the scheme. Members of the above committee are as follows :-

  • State level Co-ordination and Monitoring Committee

    1.

    Chief Secretary
    -

    President

    2.

    Additional Chief Secretary, Finance

    -

    Member

    3.

    Additional Chief Secretary, Scheduled Tribes & Scheduled Caste  Development Department

    -

    Member

    4.

    Principal Secretary, Panchayat & Rural Development Department

    -

    Member

    5.

    Principal Secretary, Forest Department

    -

    Member

    6.

    P.C.C.F., Forest Department

    -

    Member

    7.

    Regional Manager, TRIFED            

    -

    Member

    8.

    Managing Director, C.G.M.F.P. (T&D) Co-operative Federation Ltd.

    -

    Member Secretary


    District Level Co-ordination and Monitoring Committee

    1.

    District Collector

    -

    President

    2.

    Honourable Regional MP

    -

    Member

    3.

    Honourable Regional MLA

    -

    Member

    4.

    Chief Executive Officer, Zila Panchayat

    -

    Member

    5.

    Assistant Commisioner, Scheduled Tribes & Scheduled Caste Development Department  

    -

    Member

    6.

    District Lead Bank Manager

    -

    Member

    7.

    Non Government Organization which is linked to Tribal Development  & nominated by District Collector                             

    -

    Member

    8.

    D.F.O. & Managing Director, District Union

    -

    Member Secretary


  • State will ensure sufficient infrastructure for the operations along with manpower support.
  • Progress of the scheme is as follows:
  • (a) Details of Fund Recieved


    S.No.

    Year

    75% Allotment from MoTA GOI (Rs. in crores)

    25% Allotment from State Government
    (Rs. in crores)

    Total
    (Rs. in crores)

    1.

    2014-15

    80.16

    13.22

    93.38

    2.

    2015-16

    73.50

    15.22

    88.72

    3.

    2016-17

    ---

    15.00

    15.00

    4.

    2017-18

    ---

    6.00

    6.00

     

    Total

    153.66

    49.44

    203.10

 

MFP purchased under MSP scheme
Year 2014-15


S.No.

Name of MFP

Estimated Quantity
 (in quintals)

Actual Collected Quantity
 (in quintals)

Expenditure
 (Rs. in crores)

1.

Salseed

1,25,000

1,25,676

14.91

2.

Harra

30,000

34,645

4.85

3.

Imli

85,000

35,446

8.99

 

MFP purchased under MSP scheme
Year 2015-16


S.No.

Name of MFP

Estimated Quantity
 (in quintals)

Actual Collected Quantity
 (in quintals)

Expenditure
 (Rs. in crores)

1.

Salseed

1,96,655

1,11,983

13.28

2.

Harra

60,000

57,127

8.006

3.

Imli

55,000

894

0.23

4.

Chironjee Guthli

18,700

6,329

5.17

5.

Mahua Seed

25,000

4,856

1.17

6.

Kusumi Lac

2,000

3,266

10.40

7.

Rangini Lac

3,000

1,307

2.96

 

MFP purchased under MSP scheme
Year 2016-17


S.No.

Name of MFP

Estimated Quantity
 (in quintals)

Actual Collected Quantity
 (in quintals)

Expenditure
 (Rs. in crores)

1.

Salseed

1,50,000

2,808

0.33

2.

Harra

60,000

2,600

0.29

3.

Chironjee Guthli

18,700

6,867

7.57

4.

Mahua Seed

25,000

51

0.12

5.

Kusumi Lac

2,000

3,421

12.08

6.

Rangini Lac

3,000

1,011

2.51

 

MFP purchased under MSP scheme
Year 2017-18 (As on 19.06.2017)


S.No.

Name of MFP

Estimated Quantity
 (in quintals)

Actual Collected Quantity
 (in quintals)

Expenditure
 (Rs. in crores)

1.

Salseed

2,50,000

30,991

4.02

2.

Chironjee Guthli

18,700

136

0.10

3.

Mahua Seed

25,000

53

0.01

4.

Kusumi Lac

2,000

15

0.11

5.

Rangini Lac

3,000

96

0.03

 

For the year 2016-17, the collection of Harra and for the year 2017-18, the collection of Salseed, Chironji Guthli, Mahua Seed, Lac (Kusumi & Rangini) are in progress.