Van Dhan Yojana – a step towards tribal entrepreneurship – Implementation in Odisha – A study
Vijaya C, Surya Kumar Misra
Van Dhan Yojana, tribal entrepreneurship, VDSHGs
The Van Dhan Vikas Yojana (VDY) is a part of the 'Mechanism for Marketing of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) through Minimum Support Price (MSP) & Development of Value Chain for MFP' Scheme. The scheme aims to promote livelihood generation among tribal gatherers and facilitate their transformation into entrepreneurs. This programme, which is centered around NTFP-led tribal development, was officially launched on April 14th, 2018 in Bijapur, one of the aspirational districts in Chhattisgarh, India. Its main objective is to enhance the MSP by enabling tribal Self Help Groups (SHGs) to add value to the MFP they procure under MSP. The VDY program is aimed at promoting the development of tribal communities by encouraging them to form clusters and engage in the processing of forest produce, thereby enhancing its value. In addition to this program, the initiative also provides new skills and effective tools to MFP gatherers through training and capacity building. This initiative demonstrates a strong drive towards tribal entrepreneurship. Authors have made an attempt to study the implementation of this flagship yojana in the State of Odisha.
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 10, Issue 5

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