Madhya Pradesh Rajya Laghu Vanopaj Sangh is planning to undertake plantation with a view to increasing production of Tendu leaves in the state. The work of plantation will be undertaken soon. After growing of these trees, the Tendu leaf collectors will be able to collect Tendu leaves from nearby areas.

Maharashtra village places demands under forest rights act Managing forest resources comes easy to people of Mendha Lekha. The people of this forest village in Maharashtra

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the top priority of the state government is to ensure well being of the common people, without which progress of the state is meaningless. The Chief Minister was addressing a function organised here a Lal Parade Ground today to present Star Awards to the promoted employees of the forest department and distribution of bonus to tendu leaf pluckers of Bhopal division.

Edible forest fruits have immense potential for export since they are produced purely organically by nature and the question of use of agrochemicals for their production does not arise. Kendu is one such edible forest fruit, which has been used as fresh table fruit and in dried form for centuries mostly by tribals.

on april 24, 2007, kendu leaf (used for rolling bidis) workers in Orissa ended their strike after the government fulfilled two of their demands. They had started the agitation on April 18 asking

Conflicts over natural resource access goes back a long way in history ever since national parks became the best insitu method of protecting endangered biodiversity and received legal sanction all over the globe.

The Orissa government has slapped a forest development tax on three minor forest produce items tendu leaf, timber and bamboo. Seen as a countermeasure to the March 2001 Orissa High Court order that declared the imposition of state sales tax on tendu ill

The Orissa government has finally begun disbursing compensation to likely oustees in the lower Suktel dam project. Nineteen families of Magurbeda village in Balangir district have been handed over a rehabilitation package of more than Rs 12.5 lakh. Ironic

Secretive. Exploitative. Is the market in Minor Forest Produce unmanageable? sopan joshi finds out

the Madhya Pradesh forest depart