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Van Dhan Yojana

7th June, 2021 Welfare schemes

GS PAPER II: Welfare Schemes for Vulnerable Sections of the population by the Centre and States and the Performance of these Schemes; Mechanisms, Laws, Institutions and Bodies constituted for the Protection and Betterment of these Vulnerable Sections.

Context: Expanding implementation of the Van Dhan Yojana in the Union Territory of Ladakh

  • NRLM is the implementing agency for the UT of Ladakh.

Van Dhan Yojana

  • The Van Dhan Yojana or Van Dhan Scheme, a component of the ‘Mechanism for Marketing of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) through Minimum Support Price (MSP) & Development of Value Chain for MFP’ was launched on 14th April, 2018.
  • Implemented by TRIFED as the nodal agency at the national level, is a well thought master plan for the socio-economic development of the tribal population of the country.
  • Its crucial steps are enumerated below –


  • It fosters Vocal For Local and help in realizing the goal of Atmanirbhar Bharat.
  • It will lead to optimising the income and livelihoods of tribal people and finally a transformation of their lives.