Govt introduces MSP for 17 new items of Minor Forest Produce

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs, in a notification issued on Thursday, has asked all the State Governments to bring these changes to the notice of State nodal agencies and the State implementing agencies.

Dec 28, 2018 06:12 IST India Infoline News Service

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The Government has revised the Minimum Support Price of 23 items of Minor Forest Produce items and has introduced MSP for 17 new MFP items. The 23 items whose MSP has been revised include those Minor Forest Produce items which have been covered under the scheme since its inception in the year 2013-14, as per government official data.

The revised MSP also includes those MFP items which were announced on October 31, 2016 except Palash Flower (wet variety).

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs, in a notification issued on Thursday, has asked all the State Governments to bring these changes to the notice of State nodal agencies and the State implementing agencies. TRIFED will be required to keep a watch on market prices and display on website besides sharing with the States to facilitate implementation of the scheme. There shall also be an endeavour to develop market linkage between State agencies, through State nodal department for bulk users/buyers.

In view of the general cost escalation on all fronts the question of revision of MSP of the MFP items had been under consideration of the Government for some time. Consequent upon receipt of recommendations of the MFP Pricing Cell for revision of MSP of the MFP items already existing in the scheme, as also the recommendation for the inclusion of additional MFP items, the Ministry, after due deliberation, has now decided to revise the MSP of the 10 MFP items which have formed a part of the scheme from its very inception as under:

No. MFP Item MSP Rates as on November 21,2017 (Rs./Kg.) MSP Recommended (Rs./Kg.) for FY18-19
1 Tamarind (with seeds)
Tamarindus indica
18 31
2 Wild Honey 150 195
3 Gum Karaya
Sterculia urens
108 98
4 Karanj seeds
Pongamia pinnata
18 19
5 Sal seed
Shorea robusta
12 20
6 Mahua seed
Madhuca longifolia
20 25
7 Sal leaves
Shorea robusta
24 30
8 Chironji pods with seeds
Buchanania lanzan
93 109
9 Myrobalan
Terminalia chebula
8 15
10 (A) Rangeeni Lac 130 130
10 (B) Kusumi Lac 167 203


The MSP of the 13 MFP items which were introduced into the scheme w.e.f. October 31, 2016 was reviewed and the Ministry, after due deliberation, has now decided to revise their MSP as under:
No. MFP Item MSP Rates as on November 21, 2017 (Rs./Kg.) MSP Recommended (Rs./Kg.) for FY18-19
1 Kusum seeds
(Schleichera oleosa)
10 20
2 Neem seeds
(Azadirachta indica)
12 23
3 Puwad seeds
(Cassia tora)
8 14
4 Baheda
(Terminalia bellirica)
15 17
5 Hill Broom Grass
(Thysanolaena maxima)
10 30
6 Dry Shikakai Pods
(Acacia concinna)
30 43
7 Bael pulp (Dried)
(Aegle marmelos)
15 27
8 Nagarmotha
(Cyperus rotundas)
25 27
9 Shatavari Roots (Dried)
(Asparagus racemosus)
40 92
10 Gudmar / Madhunashini
(Gymnema sylvestre)
35 35
11 Kalmegh
(Andrographis paniculata)
15 33
12 Tamarind (De-seeded)
(Tamarindus indica)
40 54
13 Guggul (Sterculia urens)* 700 ---
 
With a view to increase the coverage of the scheme in terms of MFP items, studies have been conducted on some more MFP items which are collected by tribals in most of the States for their livelihood.  Based on the recommendations of the Pricing Cell constituted by the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Ltd. (TRIFED) this Ministry has decided to announce the inclusion of 17 more MFP items in the scheme along with their MSP as under:
No. MFP Item MSP recommended for the year 2018-19.
(Rs. Per kg.)
1 Mahua Flowers (dried)
(Madhuca longifolia)
17
2 Tejpatta (dried)
(Cinnamomum tamala and
Cinnamomum sp.)
33
3 Jamun dried seeds
(Syzgium cumini)
36
4 Dried Amla Pulp (deseeded)
(Phyllanthus emblica)
45
5 Marking Nut
(Semecarpus anacardium)
8
6 Soap Nut (dried)
(Sapindus emarginatus)
12
7 Bhava Seed (Amaltas)
(Cassia fistula)
11
8 Arjuna Bark
(Terminalia arjuna)
18
9 Kokum (Dry)
(Garcinia indica)
25
10 Giloe
(Tinospora cordifolia)
21
11 Kaunch Seed
(Macuna pruriens)
18
12 Chirata
(Swertia chirata)
29
13 Vaybidding / Vavding (dry seeds)
(Embelia ribes)
81
14 Dhavaiphool dried flowers
(Woodfordia floribunda)
32
15 Nux Vomica
(Strychnos nux vomica)
36
16 Ban Tulsi Leaves (dried)
(Ocimum tenuiflorum)
19
17 Kshirni
(Hemidesmus indicus)
30
 
The MSP of the MFP items as mentioned above shall be operative with immediate effect and shall remain valid till further revision. 

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