Minimum Support Price for Minor Forest Produce
This topic covers about the MSP for MFPs.
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 select MFP. The scheme is designed as a social safety net for improvement of livelihood of MFP gatherers by providing them fair price for the MFPs they collect.
The Scheme has been implemented in eight States having Schedule areas as listed in the Fifth Schedule of the constitution of India. From November 2016, the scheme is applicable in all States.
Minimum Support Price Scheme is initially covering all non-nationalized / non-monopolized MFPs from the 12 main identified MFPs namely,
- Mahua Seed
- Gums (Gum Karaya)
- Sal Leaf
- Karanj Seed
- Sal Seed
- Wild Honey
- Kusum Seed
- Neem Seed
- Puwad Seed / Chakramard
- Hill Broom Grass
- Guggul (exudate)
- Bael (dried and without crust)
- Palash Kesuda (Flower)
- Shatavari (dried)
- Tamarind (de-seeded).
Any de-nationalized MFP / items removed from the purview of monopoly procurement in future will also qualify for coverage under the Scheme. Similarly, any nationalized/ monopolized procurement, MFP will disqualify for coverage under the Scheme. However, if any State willingly wants any nationalized items to be included in MSP, then it shall have to change its nationalized status accordingly.
Commodity wise MSP, List of State Procurement Agency and current status of procurement
To get the commodity wise Minimum Support Price of Minor Forest Produce, click here. States have been given freedom for fixing MSP 10% above or below the MSP rate decided by Ministry of Tribal Affairs
Source : TRIFED