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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 10, Special Issue 1 (2021)

An economic evaluation of cost and return on non- timber forest products (NTFPs) in Chhattisgarh

Author(s):

Dwarikadhish Churpal, AK Gauraha, H Pathak and MK Seth

Abstract:
This paper entitled an economic evaluation of cost and return on Non- timber forest products (NTFPs) in Chhattisgarh shows the cost and return of the respondents in the collection and marketing of NTFPs in Chhattisgarh for different agro-climatic zone of Chhattisgarh. Two hundred farmers (NTFPs collectors) were selected randomly from twelve villages of three development block of three districts of different zones of Chhattisgarh. The results revealed that the cost of collection of NTFPs product of Mahua flower was Rs. 3172.50 per household, Sal seed Rs. 2842.50 per household, Mahua seed Rs. 1965 per household, Tamarind Rs. 1125 per household, Chiraoji seed Rs. 952.50 per household, Tendu leaves Rs. 862.50 per household, Aonla Rs. 600 per household, Baheda Rs. 510 per households and Harra was Rs. 412.50 per households. And the income of NTFPs collectors of Tendu leaves was Rs. 10076.00 per kg, followed by Mahua flower Rs. 8564.88 per kg, Sal seed Rs. 5244.40 per kg, Tamarind Rs. 3602.34 per kg, Chiraoji seed Rs. 2767.37 per kg, Mahua seed Rs. 2645.74 per kg, Aonla Rs. 1069.36 per kg, Baheda Rs. 876.41 per kg and Harra was Rs. 523.91 per kg. This shows the significant dependency of forest dwellers to the NTFPs from their native forest.

Pages: 272-274  |  906 Views  358 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Dwarikadhish Churpal, AK Gauraha, H Pathak and MK Seth. An economic evaluation of cost and return on non- timber forest products (NTFPs) in Chhattisgarh. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2021;10(1S):272-274.

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