Non-Timber Forest Produce
Non-Timber Forest Produce
Honey and bees-wax are the minor forest produce, which are collected during the months of April and May. Sundarban Tiger Reserve issues permits every year for honey collection. The honey so collected is deposited at different godowns of the Tiger Reserve for storage and subsequent disposal by handing over the same to West Bengal Forest Development Corporation Limited. Earlier, Golpata (Nypa sp.) and Hental (Phoenix sp.), which were collected by the fringe villagers was discontinued in 1978 and 1991 respectively. The coupe operation has been stopped since the year 2001.
Non-timber Forest Produce (wild honey collection):

Year
Nature of NTFP
Crude Honey
Wax Brick
Qty.                      Collected(in Kg.) Value Earned
(in Rs.)
Qty.
Collected
(in Kg.)
Value Earned
(in Rs.)
2004-2005

  22,119.500

11,50,215.00

1,100.000

   1,43,000.00

2005-2006

  30,552.000

17,26,799.00

1,559.000

   2,45,804.00

2006-2007

   25,170.000

 13,56,176.00

1,142.175

1000 kg wax sold of value:
Rs. 1,34,160.00

2007-2008

    21,368.000

 13,03,446.00

1,396.275

   
2008-2009

12,550.000

7,16,479.00

596.450

2009-2010

13.800.000

7.78.734.00

NIL
2010-2011

14,300.000

8,17,350.00

265.300

1934 kg wax sold– Total Value:
Rs. 3,22,615.00

2011-2012

18,025.000

10,27,425.00

1468.000

3,12,000.00

2012-2013

24,750.000

15,59,250.00

NIL NIL
2013-2014

20,950.000

15,71,250.00

NIL NIL
2014-15

47,412.000

47,41,200.00

NIL NIL
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