#CG Budget, scheduled castes and tribes

Provision of Rs. 15 thousand 989 crore for Scheduled Tribes and Rs. 5 thousand 485 crore for Scheduled Caste sub-plan.

Major share of livelihood income of tribal villagers is based on collection of minor forest produces. Remuneration of tendu leaves collection shal be raised to Rs 4000 from Rs 2500 per standard bag.

At present, Minor Forest Produce Federation procures saal seeds, harra, tamarind, chironji, mahua seeds, kusmi lakh and rangini lakh at the minimum support price.

In addition to these seven minor forest produces, total of 15 minor forest produces including Kulu Gond, Nagar Motha, Honey, Bahera, Bel Pulp, Kalmegh, Phooljhadu and Puwar Seed shall be procured at minimum support price.

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