Information issued in Public Interest by District Collector
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Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana (PMVDY) is an initiative targeting livelihood generation for tribals by harnessing the wealth of forest ie. Van Dhan. The program aims to tap into traditional knowledge and skill sets of tribals by adding technology and IT to upgrade it at each stage and to convert the tribal wisdom into a viable economic activity. The scheme was launched on 14th April 2018 by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. In our state it was launched virtually by Hon’ble Chief Minister, Shri Prem Singh Tamang, on 1st October 2020.
The state nodal agency for the PMVDY is Department of Science & Technology and is implemented by Department of Cooperation under the initiative of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and with the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) as the nodal agency at the National level.
Under this Scheme fourteen Vhan Dhan Vikas Kendra’s (VDVK) under Gangtok District have been set up to impart training on processing and value addition of various forest products. With due permission from DC Gangtok, Shri Tushar Gajanan Nikhare, a stall has been setup in premises of DAC, Gangtok from 12th Feb 2023 to 28th Feb for sale cum display of products from VDVK’s under Gangtok District.
The products displayed in the stall along with the name and no of VDVK’s are as
2. Simik Lingzey- Cardamom
5. Samdong Kambal- Chamomile Tea
Floor cleaner/ Disinfectant
The contact number of the person assigned at the stall is
For any queries you can directly contact the VDVK or the person assigned at the stall.