Focus Merit

MSP for minor forest produce increased from 16% to 66%

Tribal Affairs ministry

  • Minimum Support Price (MSP) for the Minor forest produce (MFP) has been increased from somewhere between 16% to 66%.
  • Minor forest produce includes non-timber items such as bamboo and other grasses, edible or useful roots, seeds, fruits, flowers and plants. A number of people from scheduled tribes and other forest dwelling communities depend on the collection and sale of such items for their livelihood.