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Government of India
Ministry of Tribal Affairs
16-March-2015 15:04 IST
MSP for Minor Forest Produce

 

Under the scheme “Mechanism for Marketing of Minor Forest Produce through Minimum Support Price and development of Value chain for MFP" Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Minor Forest Produce (MFP) has been fixed for ten MFP namely Tamarind, Honey, Gum Karaya, Karanj Seed, Sal Seed, Mahuwa Seed,  Sal Leaf, Chironjee, Myrobalan, and Lac. The Scheme has been implemented in eight States having Schedule areas as listed in the Fifth Schedule of the constitution of India.MSP declared by the Ministry is as under:-

 

Sl.No

Minor Forest Produce(MFP)

Minimum Support Price(MSP) declared by the Govt. (Rs./Kg).

 1.

Tamarind

22.00

2.

Honey

132.00

3.

Gum Karaya

108.00

4.

Karanj Seed

21.00

5.

Sal Seed

10.00

6.

Mahua Seed

22.00

7.

Sal Leaves

21.00

8.

Chironjee Pods with seeds

100.00

9.

Myrobalan

11.00

10.

Lac

 

A.

Rangini

230.00

B.

Kusumi

320.00

 

        The Scheme of ‘Mechanism for Marketing of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) through Minimum Support Price (MSP) and Development of Value Chain for MFP’ was launched during the year 2013-14. State-wise details of funds released for utilization as revolving funds for procurement of Minor Forest produce are as under:-

                                                                                                       (Rs. In crore)

Sl.No.

 

State

 

 

2013-14

(March-April)

2014-15 (Jan-15)

1

Odisha

40.00

-

2

Gujarat

5.00

-

3

Maharashtra

5.00

-

4

Rajasthan

0.20

-

5

Jharkhand (JHAMCOFED), Ranchi

24.15

-

6

Madhya Pradesh

34.89

-

7

Chhattisgarh

-

80.16

8

Jharkhand (JHASCOLAMPF) Ranchi

-

4.25

 

Total

109.24

84.41

 

 

         State-wise details of funds released for cold storage, warehousing and other infrastructure facility for Minor Forest Produce (MFP)are as under:-.

                                                                                                                                    (Rs. In crore)

Sl.No

State

 

2013-14

(March-April)

2014-15 (Jan-15)

Purpose

1

 Odisha

-

8.20

Establishment of warehouses, cold stores, modernization of Haats

2

Maharashtra

3.25

-

Modernization of Hatts, establishment of warehouses

3

Jharkhand (JHASCOLAMPF) Ranchi

-

0.39

Establishment of Mini  Lac Processing units

 

Total

3.25

8.59

 

 

            The scheme provides for non-nationalization of MFP by the State concerned, so that the collectors of MFP are free to sell the MFP in open market if the market price is more than the MSP declared. States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are still continuing with the practice of nationalization of MFP. Therefore, the scheme has not been implemented in these two States.

           

            This information was given by Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Shri Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

 

Samir/jk