Chhattisgarh purchased highest value of minor forest produce in country amid lockdown -Ritesh Mishra

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published Published on May 1, 2020   modified Modified on May 1, 2020

-Hindustan Times

The government officials quoted the data, released by the Central government-run Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED), to highlight that Chhattisgarh’s purchase has been the highest in the country to alleviate the plight of the state’s poor forest dwellers and tribal villagers, who are dependent on the MFP for their livelihood.

Raipur: Chhattisgarh government has announced that it has topped the country in the purchase of minor forest produces (MFP) worth over Rs 18.63 crore from the state’s forest dwellers and tribal villagers amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak.

The government has procured the MFP under the minimum support price (MSP) scheme.

The government officials quoted the data, released by the Central government-run Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED), to highlight that Chhattisgarh’s purchase has been the highest in the country to alleviate the plight of the state’s poor forest dwellers and tribal villagers, who are dependent on the MFP for their livelihood.

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Hindustan Times, 1 May, 2020, https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/chhattisgarh-purchased-highest-value-of-minor-forest-produce-in-country-amid-lockdown/story-qmYJv7GikWhtHRcueysP2H.html


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