Sundarban Tiger Reserve, West Bengal

Sundarban Tiger Reserve

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.

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