Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Tribal Affairs
01 MAY 2020 7:03PM by PIB Delhi
Government raises Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Minor Forest Produce (MFP) of 49 items in view of circumstances arising out of Covid 19

In acrucial  announcement affecting the livelihoods of tribal gatherers , the Government today revised the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Minor Forest Produce (MFP) of 49 items. The  order issued by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs in New Delhi today states that the MSP for MFPs is revised once in every 3 years by the Pricing Cell constituted under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India. It further states that however, in view of the exceptional and very difficult circumstances currently prevailing in the country on  account of COVID-19 pandemic and the potential of the instant scheme to offer the much needed support to the tribal MFP gatherers, the competent authority has decided to relax the  existing provisions in the scheme guidelines and effect revision of MSP in respect of the MFP items currently covered under the scheme after the due consultation with MFP Pricing Cell.

For details of the increase in MSP of Minor Produce, pls click here.

The increase across various items of minor forest produce ranges from 16% to 66%.

The increaseis expected to  provide an immediate and much needed momentum to procurement of Minor Tribal Produce in atleast 20 States.

For more details click here (MSP)