Champion state For the Van Dhan Yojana:
Manipur has emerged as the Champion state where the Van Dhan programme has emerged as a major source of employment for the local tribals.
- The Van Dhan Vikas Yojana is a programme for value addition, branding & marketing of Minor Forest Produces by establishing Van Dhan Kendras to facilitate the creation of sustainable livelihoods for the forest-based tribes.
- It is a major scheme that has contributed to increasing employment and income generation among the tribal population.
- The programme is implemented by TRIFED.