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Title: Livelihood empowerment opportunities through planned tapping of medicinal plants as minor forest produce
Authors: Sachan, Nikhil Kumar
Srivastava, Upma
Sachan, Anupam Kumar
Issue Date: Jun-2015
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Forests are the incredible gift of nature. These have benefited humanity not only by providing water, oxygen and soil conservation but also offer financial support to human being through articles of day-to-day utility like wood, fodder, fruits, flowers, herbs honey, wax etc. The directly found products in abundance from forest like wood, fodder (forage, bait) etc. are spoken as to be major forest produce. Whereas the products that are available comparatively in minute quantity such as amla, fruit, gum, honey, wax, flower, herbs and nectar etc. are called minor forest produce. Now-a-days when biodiversity and forest conservation is focused all around and there is utter need aforethought resources towards eradication of famishment and unemployment. Under such circumstances harnessing the available forest minor produce particularly herbs, flowers, honey and wax etc. in proper manner can be an option for the sustained livelihood to territorial community. In the present scenario livelihood empowerment through planned tapping of minor forest produce could serve a joint conciliation for effective management of poverty, starvation and forest conservation. In spite of the rising demands of natural products day-by-day, the biodiversity (especially forest produce) could have not been utilized optimally for long term opportunity for livelihood empowerment as expected. Hence, the objective of present paper is to evolve prosperity and equity in society and to encourage simultaneously the conservation and promotion of natural resources and environment by imparting public interest towards forests with involvement of families around forest area and rural community primarily women and paupers providing them option for empowerment of their livelihood through forest resources.  
Page(s): 24-30
ISSN: 0975-2412 (Online); 0771-7706 (Print)
Appears in Collections:BVAAP Vol.23(1) [June 2015]

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