Manipur Awarded Five National Awards by Ministry of Tribal Affairs

Imphal, August 09 2021: Manipur has been awarded 5 National awards by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India on August 6 through a webinar for successful implementation of Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana.

The five awards including ‘The Most Proactive State’; ‘Best Digital State’ and second places in ‘Best Sales Generated’, ‘Most number of Van Dhan Vikas Kendra established’ and ‘Best Training’ were presented by Union Tribal Minister Arjun Munda on the occasion of 34th Foundation Day of Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED).

Manipur was also awarded five other awards under State van Dhan Award (North Eastern Region) .

Since 2019-20, 139 Van Dhan Vikas Kendras (VDVKs) have been established with the formation of 3320 SHGs benefitting 41,908 tribal entrepreneurs in 14 Forest Divisions of Manipur under Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana.

Van Dhan products includes a wide array of products ranging from wild fruit candy (indian gooseberries, wild apple, pineapple, ginger, Burmese grapes, plum), jam (pineapple, indian gooseberries, plum), spices (cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, chilly, tejpata), pickles (bamboo shoot, king chilly) etc, which are process and packaged to be sold through Tribes India Outlets and through

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