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List of New MSP for 17 Items & Revised MSP for 23 items of Minor Forest Produce

The Government has revised the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of 23 items of Minor Forest Produce items and has introduced MSP for 17 new MFP items.  

The 23 items whose MSP has been revised include those Minor Forest Produce items which have been covered under the scheme since its inception in the year 2013-14. The revised MSP includes those MFP items which were announced on 31.10.2016 except Palash Flower (wet variety). 

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs, in a notification issued has asked, all the State Governments to bring these changes to the notice of State nodal agencies and the State implementing agencies. TRIFED will be required to keep a watch on market prices and display on website besides sharing with the States to facilitate implementation of the scheme. 

Accordingly, there shall also be an endeavor to develop market linkage between State agencies, through State nodal department for bulk users/buyers. 

The Ministry, after due deliberation, has now decided to revise the MSP of the 10 MFP items which have formed a part of the scheme from its very inception: 

 

Sl. No. 

MFP Item 

MSP Rates as on 21.11.2017 (Rs./Kg.) 

MSP Recommended (Rs./Kg.) for FY 2018-19 

Tamarind (with seeds) 

Tamarindus indica 

18 

31 

Wild Honey 

150 

195 

Gum Karaya 

Sterculia urens 

108 

98 

Karanj seeds 

Pongamia pinnata 

18 

19 

Sal seed 

Shorea robusta 

12 

20 

Mahua seed 

Madhuca longifolia 

20 

25 

Sal leaves 

Shorea robusta 

24 

30 

Chironji pods with seeds 

Buchanania lanzan 

93 

109 

Myrobalan 

Terminalia chebula 

15 

10 (A) 

Rangeeni Lac 

130 

130 

10 (B) 

Kusumi Lac 

167 

203 

The MSP of the 13 MFP items which were introduced into the scheme w.e.f. 31.10.2016 was reviewed and the Ministry has now decided to revise their MSP as under:

 

Sl. No. 

MFP Item 

MSP Rates as on 21.11.2017 (Rs./Kg.) 

MSP Recommended (Rs./Kg.) for FY 2018-19 

Kusum seeds 

(Schleichera oleosa) 

10 

20 

Neem seeds 

(Azadirachta indica) 

12 

23 

Puwad seeds 

(Cassia tora) 

14 

Baheda 

(Terminalia bellirica) 

15 

17 

Hill Broom Grass 

(Thysanolaena maxima) 

10 

30 

Dry Shikakai Pods 

(Acacia concinna) 

30 

43 

Bael pulp (Dried) 

(Aegle marmelos) 

15 

27 

Nagarmotha 

(Cyperus rotundas) 

25 

27 

Shatavari Roots (Dried) 

(Asparagus racemosus) 

40 

92 

10 

Gudmar / Madhunashini 

(Gymnema sylvestre) 

35 

35 

11 

Kalmegh 

(Andrographis paniculata) 

15 

33 

12 

Tamarind (De-seeded) 

(Tamarindus indica) 

40 

54 

13 

Guggul (Sterculia urens)* 

700 

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To increase the coverage of the scheme in terms of MFP items, studies have been conducted on some more MFP items which are collected by tribals in most of the States for their livelihood.  The recommendations of the Pricing Cell constituted by the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Ltd.(TRIFED) 

This Ministry has decided to announce the inclusion of 17 more MFP items in the scheme along with their MSP as under: 

S. No. 

MFP Item 

MSP recommended for the year 2018-19 (Rs. Per kg.) 

Mahua Flowers (dried) 

(Madhuca longifolia) 

17 

Tejpatta (dried) 

(Cinnamomum tamala and 

Cinnamomum sp.) 

33 

Jamun dried seeds 

(Syzgium cumini) 

36 

Dried Amla Pulp (deseeded) 

(Phyllanthus emblica) 

45 

Marking Nut 

(Semecarpus anacardium) 

Soap Nut (dried) 

(Sapindus emarginatus) 

12 

Bhava Seed (Amaltas) 

(Cassia fistula) 

11 

Arjuna Bark 

(Terminalia arjuna) 

18 

Kokum (Dry) 

(Garcinia indica) 

25 

10 

Giloe 

(Tinospora cordifolia) 

21 

11 

Kaunch Seed 

(Macuna pruriens) 

18 

12 

Chirata 

(Swertia chirata) 

29 

13 

Vaybidding / Vavding (dry seeds) 

(Embelia ribes) 

81 

14 

Dhavaiphool dried flowers 

(Woodfordia floribunda) 

32 

15 

Nux Vomica 

(Strychnos nux vomica) 

36 

16 

Ban Tulsi Leaves (dried) 

(Ocimum tenuiflorum) 

19 

17 

Kshirni 

(Hemidesmus indicus) 

30 

The government also clearly said that, “The MSP of the MFP items as mentioned above shall be operative with immediate effect and shall remain valid till further revision.” 



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