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Dr Ranoj Pegu, Hon’ble Minister for Tribal Welfare, Assam reviewed  Van Dhan Project at IIE

Dr. Ranoj Pegu, Hon’ble Minister for Tribal Welfare, Government of Assam visited IIE Guwahati, Lalmati campus on Monday and reviewed the activities of Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana (PMVDY) Project. The review meeting was conducted in the presence of Dr. Lalit Sharma, Director-IIE, Shri Oswin Nampui, MD, Assam Plain Tribes Development Corporation (APTDC), Governement of Assam and senior officials of IIE and APTDC. A presentation on the activities since the inception of the Pradhan Mantri Van DhanYojana (PMVDY) in Assam was made covering a total of 302 Van DhanVikas Kendra Clusters in operations till date.

 

While reviewing the project the Hon’ble minister appreciated IIE, APTDC and WPT&BC the resource, implementing and nodal agency of PMVDY respectively for their endless effort for the sustainable livelihood generation of the tribal beneficiaries. He also suggested the resource agency IIE to focus more on the business volume and smart marketing needs for sustainable livelihood of the beneficiaries and growth of the brand in the upcoming days. The Hon’ble Minister also visited the TRISSAM outlet at the IIE campus and highly appreciated the branding and packaging of the products.

 

 ‘Pradhan Mantri Van DhanYojana’ (PMVDY) is a scheme exclusively developed for the forest dwellers collecting and processing naturally available forest produce for earning their livelihood. It is under the direct purview of the Ministry of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India and aims for the sustainable livelihood generation of the Tribal beneficiaries. The scheme is being implemented by APTDC with WPT&BC being the nodal agency. IIE has been engaged by the implementing agency as the Resource Agency for implementation, while TRIFED is the sponsoring agency for the project.


The scheme and the mission it aims to represent have been very fondly branded as ‘TRISSAM - from the tribes of Assam, for the world to savour’, under which the products that are being produced by the tribal beneficiaries are being marketed. TRISSAM is nothing less than an emotion, filled with the love, good will and the hard work of the beneficiaries. With the majority of our beneficiaries being women, the brand represents way more than just the intent to earn a livelihood. It represents an endeavour, fuelled by our skilled beneficiaries to produce quality products. At TRISSAM, the producing process remains devoid of any adulteration and artificial lacing.


Dr. Ranoj Pegu, Hon’ble Minister for Tribal Welfare, Government of Assam while reviewing the activities of Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana (PMVDY) Project at IIE campus.

Dr. Ranoj Pegu, Hon’ble Minister for Tribal Welfare, Government of Assam visits TRISSAM outlet at IIE campus

Dr. Ranoj Pegu, Hon’ble Minister for Tribal Welfare, Government of Assam with Dr. Lalit Sharma, Director-IIE, Shri Oswin Nampui, MD, Assam Plain Tribes Development Corporation(APTDC), Governement of Assam and officials of IIE and APTDC at IIE Campus.