Enhancing livelihood through non-timber forest products (NTFPs) collection: A case study of Keonjhar District, Orissa, India

Forests play an important role in enhancing livelihood requirements for rural community and also in maintaining ecological balance. Moreover, they provide many tangible and intangible goods and services viz., timber, fuelwood, Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs), and have recreation and aesthetic value.