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Van Dhan Vikas Kendra launched in Dhekiauli, Sanitpur, Assam

A new Van Dhan Vikas Kendra was launched in Dhekiauli, Sanitpur in Assam on 18th September 2020. On this occasion, a VDVK Level Advocacy Programme was conducted.

About 110 ST beneficiaries attended in the programme from different SHGs. Officials from IIE, Guwahati  & Assam State Rural Livelihood Mission also attended the inauguration and the advocacy event. 

Inauguration of New VDVK Centre, Darangiri, Goalpara in Assam and a VDVK level advocacy programme

A VDVK Level Advocacy Programme was conducted on 8th September, 2020 in VDVK Darangiri, Goalpara District of Assam. About 120 ST beneficiaries attended the programme from 30 SHGs from this locality.

In this advocacy and VDVK inauguration programme,  Mr. Dipak Kr. Rabha, Hon’ble MLA of Dudhnoi Constituency was the Chief Guest. He appreciated the initiatives of TRIFED and IIE & APTDC Ltd. for their work in the implementation of PMVDY projects for the benefit of tribal beneficiaries.

Showcasing processed products from a VDVK

To highlight and showcase the excellent quality of packaging and processing, currently underway, in Van Dhan Vikas Kendras, the members of the Kapaih VDVK in Manipur carried out a photoshoot with their products.

They proudly wore t-shorts which had the logos of the State Forest Government, VDVK and TRIBES INDIA.

Van Dhan Vikas Kendra - Training activities in Assam

Training and other activities are going on full-swing across the country. In Assam, also, a VDVK level advocacy programme was held recently.

Tamarind processing activities on at Munchingiput Van Dhan Vikas Kendra in Andhra Pradesh

The G. Munchingiput Van Dhan Kendra in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh has been busy with a slew of activities being carried out in the past few days.

The MFP that is being processed here at this VDVK is tamarind. Adequate safety measures such as the use of masks and sanitiser are being followed, keeping the overall situation in mind.

The first batch of tribals have been trained in making tamarind cakes. Following which, training has been stared on the procedures for the de-seeding of tamarind.


Activities at Gangavaram Van Dhan Vikas kendra in Andhra Pradesh

Training and other related activities are on in full-swing in the Gangavaram Van Dhan Vikas Kendra in Vishakhapatnam district in Andhra Pradesh. 

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The first batch of tribal workers training on how to make Adda Leaf Plates through stitching by hand and machine was completed at the Van Dhan Vikas Kendra as of July 31, 2020. 

Exposure Visits for Van Dhan Vikas Kendras for understanding of value additions in Andhra Pradesh

To understand how value additions can be made on to basic minor forest produce, exposure visits to Processing Centres were organised in Andhra Pradesh on July 28, 2020.


The members of G.Munchingiput Van Dhan Vikas Kendra team visited the GCC Turmeric processing Centre to understand what value additions can be made to turmeric. 

Inspection of Van Dhan Vikas Kendras in Manipur

The Van Dhan tribal start-ups has emerged as a source of employment generation for tribal gatherers and forest dwellers and the home-bound tribal artisans.

Processing of Agarbattis at Sri Mukkudupolamm VDVK, Andhra Pradesh

Livelihood of the tribal people is based mainly on agriculture which is further supplemented by collection of MFP.

One of the important MFPs in the tribal areas of Andhra Pradesh is Naramamidi Chakka. It is collected especially in the summer season and acts as a source of income.

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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.  

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