In news: TRIFED under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs has launched “Sankalp se Siddhi” – Village & Digital Connect Drive
About Sankalp se Siddhi scheme
- To activate the Van Dhan Vikas Kendras in these villages
- To aid a complete transformation of the tribal ecosystem
- It is a 100 day drive which started on the 1st April 2021
- The drive will entail 150 teams visiting ten villages each of which 10 in each region from TRIFED and State Implementation Agencies, visiting ten villages each.
- According to the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, 100 villages in each region and 1500 villages in the country will be covered in the next 100 days.
- The visiting teams will also identify locations and shortlist potential Van Dhan Vikas Kendras for clustering as TRIFOOD, and Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries- SFURTI units as larger enterprises.
- They will also identify tribal artisans and other groups and empanel them as suppliers so that they can have access to larger markets through the Tribes India network – both physical outlets and TribesIndia.com.
- Rs 200 crore Sales during the next 12 months is targeted as a result of this initiative once the VDVKs are activated in these 1500 villages.
Scheme of Fund for Upgradation and Regeneration of Traditional Industries’ (SFURTI)
Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Govt. of India has launched this scheme in the year 2005 with a view to promote Cluster development.
Schemes merged under SFURTI
- The Scheme for Enhancing Productivity and Competitiveness of Khadi Industry and Artisans
- The Scheme for Product Development, Design Intervention and Packaging (PRODIP)
- The Scheme for Rural Industries Service Centre (RISC) and
- Other small interventions like Ready Warp Units, Ready to Wear Mission, etc.
- TRIFOOD Scheme is a joint initiative of Ministry of Food Processing Industry, Ministry of Tribal Affairs and TRIFED
- TRIFOOD Scheme, implemented in the backdrop of VanDhan Yojana
- TRIFOOD aims to enhance the income of tribals through better utilization of and value addition to the Minor Forest Produce collected by the tribal forest gatherers
Van Dhan Vikas Kendras
- They are set up under VanDhan Yojana in predominantly forested tribal districts.
- They are tribal community-owned
- A Kendra shall constitute of 15 tribal SHGs, each comprising of up to 20 tribal NTFP gatherers or artisans i.e. about 300 beneficiaries per Van Dhan Kendra.
- The Kendras would act as common facility centres for procurement cum value addition to locally available MFPs.