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Trade of Specified Minor Forest Produce


The MFP can be broadly classified as Specified and Non-Specified forest produce.


Specified Minor Forest Produce are the one for which the trade monopoly lies with the state government. The collection and sale of Specified Minor Forest Produce is done by C.G.M.F.P. Federation being the only agent of State Government. The Federation sells the collected produce by inviting National level e-Tenders and conducting e-Auctions. The state monopoly has been created to ensure payment of fair price to the rural gatherers of forest produce. Tendu leaves (Diospyros melanoxylon roxp) and Gums [Category I - Kullu (Sterculia urens) Gum & Category II - Dhawda (Anogeisus latifolia), Babool (Acacia indica) and Khair (Acacia catechu) Gum] are the Specified MFPs in the state. Chhattisgarh Tendu Leaves (Vyapar Viniyaman) Adhiniyam, 1964 and the rules made there under regulate the trade of tendu leaves and Chhattisgarh Vanopaj (Vyapar Viniyaman) Adhiniyam, 1969 and the rules made there under regulate trade of Gums (Category I & II).