Launch of 44 Van Dhan Vikas Kendras in Mizoram
The Van Dhan start-ups, established under the scheme initiated by TRIFED, Ministry of Tribal Affairs has emerged as a source of employment and income generation for tribal gatherers, forest dwellers and the home-bound labour and artisans.
1205 Tribal Enterprises have already been established to provide employment opportunities to 3.6 lakh tribal gatherers and 18000 Self-help groups in 22 States.
In a first, on July 14, 2020, 44 Van Dhan Vikas Kendras were launched in Mizoram by the Minister of the Department of Cooperation, Mizoram Government, Shri C.Lalrinsanga in the presence of Shri Pravir Krishna, IAS, Secretary to Government of India and MD TRIFED and Shri J.P.Agarwal, IAS, Principal Secretary, Department of Cooperation, Government of Mizoram among other officials.
These 44 VDVKS will take almost 14,000 Tribal entrepreneurs to a faster growth path.