Status: The government is implementing the Van Dhan Vikas Karyakram to generate additional income for tribal communities by involving them in the trade of minor forest products. For this, the government supports the village-level Van Dhan Self Help Groups (SHG) to benefit from the economies of scale in training and marketing. Each such SHG comprises up to 20 tribal members and 15 such SHGs form one Van Dhan Vikas Kendra of up to 300 members. The government has sanctioned 3555 Van Dhan Vikas Kendra, which comprises over 50,000 Van Dhan SHGs and benefits over 9.3 lakh tribals. i ii