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Van Dhan Yojana: Unstarred Question in Rajyasabha

Van Dhan Yojana

a) whether the Van Dhan Yojana, under which Van Dhan Development Centres are being opened across the country so that our tribals could get the appropriate price of their forest produce, has been launched by Government for procuring forest produce on minimum support price and for their processing;
b) if so, the details thereof;
c) whether the tribal rural economy is becoming stronger and there has been hike in the income of the people living in tribal areas after the launch of Van Dhan Yojana; and 
d) if so, the details thereof?


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  TRIBAL AFFAIRS

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-297                                                       ANSWERED ON-19.07.2018

Van Dhan Yojana

297 . Shri Prabhat Jha

a) whether the Van Dhan Yojana, under which Van Dhan Development Centres are being opened across the country so that our tribals could get the appropriate price of their forest produce, has been launched by Government for procuring forest produce on minimum support price and for their processing;
b) if so, the details thereof;
c) whether the tribal rural economy is becoming stronger and there has been hike in the income of the people living in tribal areas after the launch of Van Dhan Yojana; and 
d) if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER

(a)& (b): On April 14th, 2018 Hon’ble Prime Minister of India has announced the launching of Van Dhan Yojana in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh under which one Van Dhan Vikas Kendra was set up, as a pilot project, at a cost of Rs.25 lakhs of which 25% is to be met by the State Government. This Van Dhan Vikas Kendra is to cater to ten Self Help Groups of thirty tribal gathers each. 

(c)& (d): As the Van Dhan Vikas Kendra was launched as a pilot project only on 14th April 2018, no data is available to assess the impact of the same on tribal rural economy and the income of the people living in tribal areas. 

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Source: Rajyasabha

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