Main Works of the MP MFP Federation
Federation is the apex body at the State level and its main
functions are as under:
- To arrange for funds from various
banking institutions and to make the necessary amount available
to the District Unions.
- To obtain accounts from the District
Unions for the funds given to them.
- To centrally purchase Hessian cloth,
Bags and make them available to the District Unions.
- To receive the Tendu Green Leafs at the
godowns and to market them so that the Government/Societies
got maximum profits. Later on, when the Primary Societies
became self reliant the work of marketing could also be
slowly transferred to these societies or their District
- The Federation and the District
Unions get a token commission of Re.1/-. As result of the
73rd Amendment to the constitution, Gram Sabhas have been
given ownership rights on MFPs. The State Government has
decided that the net income from the trade of MFPs will
be distributed as under :
a. 60% to the actual gatherers.
20% for development of the resources.
The rest can be utilised for infrastructure development
of the village or again distributed to the gatherers.
- To issue guidelines to the District
Unions for fixing norms of expenditure for collection, handling,
godowning and purchase.
- To make funds available to the
Primary Societies and District Unions as above, out of the
net receipts after deducting the revenue of the Government
- To draw guidelines and instructions
at the State level for proper collection and marketing of
Minor Forest Produce.