57000 quintals minor forest produce collected in 5 months amounting to 13 crores

In Chhattisgarh, 57 thousand quintals of minor forest produce have been collected in last 5 months: Harra, Behera and Giloy have more than their target

Raipur, 19 February 2021

Under the guidance of the Minister of Forests and Climate Change, Mr. Mohammad Akbar, the collection of minor forest produce under the Minimum Support Price in the state is going on continuously. Under this, 56 thousand 989 quintals of minor forest produce worth Rs 12 crore 95 lakh have been collected from last October till 15 February. Managing Director State Small Forest Produce Association Mr. Sanjay Shukla informed that during this period, forest produce such as Harra, Behera and Giloy have been collected more than the target. He also informed that in the last year as on 15 February 2020, 6 thousand 345 quintals of minor forest produce were collected for an amount of Rs 1 crore 5 lakh, which in the situation of 15 February 2021 this year was 56 thousand of about Rs 13 crore. 989 quintals of minor forest produce have been collected.
    According to information received from the Chhattisgarh State Small Forest Produce Association, 18 thousand 197 quintals worth Rs 2 crore 73 lakh have been collected, out of the target of 10 thousand 589 quintals. In the same way, 21 thousand 68 quintals of Rs 3 crore 58 lakh against Bahera target 5 thousand 145 quintals and 5 thousand 748 quintals amounting to Rs 2 crore 30 lakh against Giloy target one thousand 40 quintals has been collected. Apart from this, 6 thousand 886 quintal Kalmegh, one thousand 421 quintal mahul leaf, 796 quintal Nagarmotha and 689 quintal Bhelwa have been collected.
    Similarly, 536 quintal Behera Kacharia, 316 quintal Harra Kacharia, 252 quintal honey, 249 quintal Puvad (Charota), 182 quintal asparagus (dry) and 162 quintal safflower seeds have been collected. Apart from this, 132 quintal vine anus, 120 quintal rangini lac, 115 quintal forest basil, 39 quintal tamarind (including seeds), 25 quintal berries seed (dry) and 24 quintal forest cumin have been collected. Similarly, 13 quintal gooseberry (seedless) and 11 quintal flower broom, 6 quintal safflower lacquer, 1.55 quintal mahua seed and one quintal kullu gum have been collected.