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GUWAHATI: Guwahati: Products from the tribes of Assam has hit the stands.

Joha Rice, Black Rice’, Honey, Jack fruit Seeds’, Turmeric, bhot jolokia (chilly), Mushroom, Black Pepper, Mustard Oil, Hill Broom are below the model of TRISSAM- Value added merchandise from the Tribes of Assam’ model below Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojna (PMVDY) was launched on Wednesday by Assam chief minister, Sarbananda Sonowal.

Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), Guwahati, Assam has organized the launching occasion of TRISSAM.

Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana or Van Dhan Scheme was launched on 14th April, 2018 by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Ministry of Tribal Affairs as nodal division at central stage and TRIFED as nodal company at nationwide stage. This scheme is a properly thought grasp plan for the socio-economic improvement of the tribal inhabitants of the nation.

TRIFED in Assam has sanctioned 50 Van Dhan Vikash Kendra (VDVK’s) below the scheme masking 13 Districts of the State.

The Directorate of Welfare of Plain Tribes & Backward Classes, Assam (WPTBC) is the State Nodal Agency and Assam Plain Tribes Development Corporation Ltd. (APTDC Ltd.), Government of Assam is the Implementing Agency for the scheme in Assam. IIE Guwahati, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India is the Resource Agency offering technical helps within the efficient implementation of the scheme.

In a press release IIE said, “Transforming imaginative and prescient into actuality, IIE is continually partaking with the tribal

Communities of the State and dealing in the direction of bringing optimum outcomes by guaranteeing high quality coaching

programmes. This scheme focuses on remodeling the forest merchandise by means of technique of worth addition, branding and advertising for creating earnings technology and livelihood alternatives of the tribal communities but in addition a supply of earnings and succor for the poor tribal households”.

IIE can also be conducting a number of advocacy and minor forest produce (MFP) worth addition coaching programme throughout the State. As of now, advocacy programme in 46 VDVK’s is accomplished and MFP worth addition programme is accomplished in Baksa, Goalpara and Karbi Anglong District.

IIE mentioned, “These communities are extremely depending on the forest produce and so they entry their livelihood alternatives by promoting the out there forest sources within the native market. In the not too long ago concluded coaching program, IIE constructed capability of the beneficiaries within the space of worth addition by means of product grading, sorting, packaging and branding. All the collected MFP has been worth added, packaged & branded within the title of brand name known as TRISSAM-from the tribes of Assam. ”


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