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Govt. to expand Van Dhan Vikas Kendra in Tribal Districts

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) has proposed to expand Van Dhan Vikas Kendras in Tribal Districts across the country.


  • The Van Dhan Scheme of Ministry of Tribal Affairs and TRIFED was launched recently in April 2018 during the celebrations of Ambedkar Jayanti at Chhattisgarh.
  • PM Modi had announced to converge Jan Dhan, Van Dhan and Govardhan Schemes.
  • Now it is proposed to expand Van Dhan Vikas Kendras in Tribal Districts.
  • Around 3000 such Kendras are proposed to be set up in two years in all forested Tribal Districts.
  • It aims to provide skill upgradation, capacity building training and setting up of primary processing and value addition facility.
  • The Training and technical support is to be provided by TRIFED.
  • The scheme will be implemented through Ministry of Tribal Affairs as Nodal Department at the Central Level and TRIFED as Nodal Agency at the National Level.
  • At State level, state nodal agency for MFPs and district collectors will play pivot role in scheme implementation at grassroot level.
  • Under Van Dhan scheme, 10 Self Help Groups of 30 Tribal gatherers will be constituted.
  • They would be trained and provided with working capital to add value to the products, which they collect from the jungle.

Expected Questions

Question 1. When was the Van Dhan Scheme launched?
April 2018

Question 2. The Van Dhan Scheme was launched recently by which Ministry?
Ministry of Tribal Affairs and TRIFED

Question 3. Who launched the Van Dhan Scheme?
PM Modi

Question 4. Where are the Headquarters of TRIFED located?
New Delhi

Question 5. Under Van Dhan Scheme, how many SHG (Self Help Groups) will be constituted?
10

Question 6. What does GOBAR stands for in GOBAR Dhan Scheme?
Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources

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