COVID-19: Kendu leaf procurement hits roadblock in Odisha
State forest officials deter Kalahandi district’s village to procure kendu leaves through gram sabha
लॉकडाउन में फंसे पुरुष तो महिलाओं ने संभाली कमान
छत्तीसगढ़ की ग्रामीण व वनोपज की अर्थव्यवस्था लगभग 2100 करोड़ की है, जिसे इन दिनों महिलाएं बखूबी संभाल रही हैं
COVID-19: Minor forest produce scheme can come to tribals’ rescue, say experts
The scheme provides fair price for minor forest produce through minimum support price
Seed money: Chironji ensures cash supply for forest dwellers
When it comes to minor forest produce, chironji plays a key role in keeping the rural economy going
तेंदु पत्ते पर जीएसटी कितना जरूरी?
क्या तेंदु पत्तों से मिलने वाले राजस्व के लालच में इसका व्यापार जंगल में रहने वाले लोगों के हवाले नहीं किया जा रहा है?
घर में भी बना सकते हैं बांस के व्यजंन, ये है रेसिपी
भारत के जनजातीय क्षेत्रों में बांस के कोंपल से बने खाद्य पदार्थ लंबे समय से प्रचलन में हैं। इनमें प्रोटीन और फाइबर भरपूर मात्रा ...
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Despite having forest rights titles, two Kalahandi villages denied transit permit
The forest department has been misusing the transit permit, which is essential to sell kendu leaf, a lucrative Minor Forest Produce
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Continued low expenditure in 'Minimum Support Price for Minor Forest Produce' scheme
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Odisha forest department overrides FRA to make its own rules
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Lack of profitability is one of the reasons cited for the proposal to do away with the scheme
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