More than three-fourth of the country’s minor forest produce is collected in Chhattisgarh

  • Presently, 52 minor forest produces are being purchased on support price in the state
  • Forest produce worth Rs 33 crore collected in last 6 months

Raipur (the states. news) Under the leadership of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel and under the guidance of Forest Minister Mr. Mohammad Akbar, minor forest produce collection is going on in Chhattisgarh untinterrupted. According to the data released by ‘Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED)’, Chhattisgarh currently reserves more than three-fourth of the total minor forest produce in the country i.e. 75.38 percent. Till March 23 of the financial year 2020-21, minor forest produce worth Rs 181 crore 25 lakh has been purchased in the country at the minimum support price. This includes the purchase of minor forest produce worth Rs 136 crore 63 lakh in Chhattisgarh.
From last October to present i.e. in a period of about 6 months, one lakh 20 thousand 665 quintals of minor forest crops worth Rs. 32 crore 63 lakh have been collected in the state. This includes, 39 thousand 84 quintals of Bahera worth Rs 6 crore 64 lakhs, 29 thousand 921 quintals of tamarind (including seeds) worth Rs 10 crore 77 lakhs and 22 thousand 836 quintals of Harra worth Rs 3 crore 43 lakhs. Similarly, 10 thousand 376 Giloys worth Rs 4 crore 15 lakhs, 7 thousand 392 quintals of Kalmegh worth Rs 2 crore 59 lakhs and 345 quintals of honey worth Rs 78 lakhs have been collected. (media