TRIFOOD Parks in Madhya Pradesh

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The TRIFOOD is a joint initiative of Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Ministry of food processing industry and TRIFED. It was launched under Van Dhan Yojana in August 2020. The TRIFOOD Parks are food processing centres. They will aim to promote value addition to the minor forest produce.

The Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED), under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, has decided to explore a convergence and build a partnership with Akhil Bhartiya Vanvasi Kalyan Kendra, a pioneering organization that has been working for the welfare of tribals in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand since 1952. This partnership is in line with its mission to improve the livelihoods of the tribals (both forest dwellers and artisans) and work towards tribal Empowerment.

In this regard, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was exchanged between the two organisations on January 3, 2021 to work together for setting up TRIFOOD Parks in 5 districts in Madhya Pradesh (MP).

The MoU was signed by Shri Pravir Krishna, MD, TRIFED and Yogesh Bapat, General Secretary, Akhil Bhartiya Vanvasi Ashram in the presence of Shri Durga das Uikey, Member of Parliament from Betul, Madhya Pradesh.

Speaking on the occasion, Pravir Krishna said, “TRIFED has been actively exploring convergences with various like-minded organizations to continue our mission to improve tribal livelihoods. Engagement with Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram to undertake meaningful work will ensure round-the-year income-earning opportunity for tribals by engaging them in a variety of economic activities ranging from agriculture, horticulture, floriculture, Medicinal & Aromatic plants, etc. and go beyond Minor Forest Produces.”

The two organisations will work together by undertaking various initiatives all aimed at improving the livelihood of tribal people and implementation of the Van DhanYojana through the mobilization of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) / VanDhanVikas Kendra (VDVKs) / VPCs / TRIFOOD Parks

The main functions of TRIFOOD

The TRIFOOD Parks will procure raw materials from Van Dhan Kendras. They will then be processed and sold across the country through the tribes India outlets.

The minimum support price of food crops other than the minor forest produce is set by Commission for agricultural costs and prices operating under Department of Agriculture and cooperation.

The minimum support price is set twice a year for 24 commodities.

The key highlights of the Memorandum of understanding?

According to the MoU, TRIFED and Akhil Bhartiya vanvasi Kalyan Ashram will together implement Van Dhan Yojana. This is to be achieved through mobilization of self-help groups, TRIFOOD parks, Van Dhan Vikas Kendra. They will together provide machinery and equipment, identify self-help groups, organized training and building infrastructure. They will also focus on other activities such as Horticulture, fisheries, floriculture, animal husbandry and craft. They will mainly work to improve the livelihood of tribals.

Trifid Signs MoU with Akhil Bhartiya Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram for Setting up of TRIFOOD Parks in Madhya Pradesh

Continuing its mission to improve the livelihoods of the tribals (both forest dwellers and artisans) and work towards tribal empowerment, TRIFED under Ministry of Tribal Affairs has decided to explore a convergence and build a partnership with Akhil Bhartiya Vanvasi Kalyan Kendra, a pioneering organization that has been working for the welfare of tribals in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand since 1952. In this regard, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was exchanged between the two organisations on January 3, 2021 to work together for setting up of TRIFOOD Parks in 5 districts in Madhya Pradesh. The MoU was signed by Shri Pravir Krishna, MD, TRIFED and Shri Yogesh Bapat, General Secretary, AkhilBhartiyaVanvasi Ashram in the presence of Shri Durga das Uikey, Member of Parliament from Betul, Madhya Pradesh.

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Speaking on the occasion, Shri Pravir Krishna said that TRIFEDhas been actively exploring convergences with various like-minded organizations to continue our mission to improve tribal livelihoods.Engagement with VanvasiKalyan Ashram to undertake meaningful work will ensure round-the-yearincome earning opportunity for tribalsby engaging them in a variety of economic activities ranging from agriculture, horticulture, floriculture, Medicinal & Aromatic plants etc. and go beyond Minor Forest Produces.”

The two organisations will work together by undertaking various initiatives all aimed at improving the livelihood of tribal people and implementation of the Van DhanYojana through the mobilization of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) / VanDhanVikas Kendra (VDVKs) / VPCs / TRIFOOD Parks. With TRIFED as the mentoring organization, it has been agreed that VanvasiKalyan Ashram would form new Van Dhan Kendras in tribal areas by identifying SHGs, organize training, building infrastructure, provide machinery and equipment and other support. Among other scope of activities, Kalyan Ashram will include other areas, viz agriculture, horticulture, floriculture, fisheries, animal husbandry, handlooms, crafts to keep the operations running year-long and make the VanDhan scheme all-inclusive and viable.

Trifed Signs MoU with Akhil Bhartiya Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram for Setting up of TRIFOOD Parks in Madhya Pradesh

Continuing its mission to improve the livelihoods of the tribals (both forest dwellers and artisans) and work towards tribal empowerment, TRIFED under Ministry of Tribal Affairs has decided to explore a convergence and build a partnership with Akhil Bhartiya Vanvasi Kalyan Kendra, a pioneering organization that has been working for the welfare of tribals in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand since 1952. In this regard, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was exchanged between the two organisations on January 3, 2021 to work togetherfor setting up of TRIFOOD Parks in 5 districts in Madhya Pradesh. The MoU was signed by Shri Pravir Krishna, MD, TRIFED and Shri Yogesh Bapat, General Secretary, AkhilBhartiyaVanvasi Ashram in the presence of Shri Durga das Uikey, Member of Parliament from Betul, Madhya Pradesh.

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Speaking on the occasion, Shri Pravir Krishna said that TRIFEDhas been actively exploring convergences with various like-minded organizations to continue our mission to improve tribal livelihoods.Engagement with VanvasiKalyan Ashram to undertake meaningful work will ensure round-the-yearincome earning opportunity for tribalsby engaging them in a variety of economic activities ranging from agriculture, horticulture, floriculture, Medicinal & Aromatic plants etc. and go beyond Minor Forest Produces.”

The two organisations will work together by undertaking various initiatives all aimed at improving the livelihood of tribal people and implementation of the Van DhanYojana through the mobilization of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) / VanDhanVikas Kendra (VDVKs) / VPCs / TRIFOOD Parks. With TRIFED as the mentoring organization, it has been agreed that VanvasiKalyan Ashram would form new Van Dhan Kendras in tribal areas by identifying SHGs, organize training, building infrastructure, provide machinery and equipment and other support. Among other scope of activities, Kalyan Ashram will include other areas, viz agriculture, horticulture, floriculture, fisheries, animal husbandry, handlooms, crafts to keep the operations running year-long and make the VanDhan scheme all-inclusive

Key Takeaways –

TRIFED has been actively exploring convergences with numerous like-minded corporations to preserve the venture to enhance tribal livelihoods.

The organizations will paintings collectively by undertaking various tasks all geared toward enhancing the livelihood of tribal humans and implementation of the Van Dhan Yojana thru the mobilization of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) / Van Dhan Vikas Kendra (VDVKs) / VPCs / TRIFOOD Parks.

According to the MoU, TRIFED and Akhil Bhartiya vanvasi Kalyan Ashram will collectively enforce Van Dhan Yojana. This is to be accomplished thru mobilization of self-assist groups, TRIFOOD parks, Van Dhan Vikas Kendra.

It has been agreed that Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram could shape new Van Dhan Kendras in tribal regions via way of means of figuring out SHGs, arrange training, constructing infrastructure, offer equipment and device and different support. Among different scope of activities, Kalyan Ashram will encompass different regions, viz agriculture, horticulture, floriculture, fisheries, animal husbandry, handlooms, crafts to maintain the operations walking year-lengthy and make the VanDhan scheme all-inclusive and viable.

With a success implementation of this collaboration and lots of greater convergences each cemented and upcoming, TRIFED targets to make an effect in producing profits and livelihoods for those humans and impact a whole transformation of tribal lives and livelihoods throughout the country.

Ministry of Tribal Affairs. It is revised once in three years by the pricing cell constituted under the ministry.

The minimum support price of food crops other than the minor forest produce is set by Commission for agricultural costs and prices operating under Department of Agriculture and cooperation.

The minimum support price is set twice a year for 24 commodities.

Author: FATIMA KHATOON, BANASTHALI VIDYAPITH, UNIVERSITY RAJASTHAN

Editor: Kanishka VaishSenior Editor, LexLife India.

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