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Government of India
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
20-December-2011 15:45 IST
Decline in Minor Forest Produce
Intensive development schemes do nor result in the availability of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) which constitutes a major part of livelihood of tribal population. It does not have effects on food security and the environment.

The Ministry of Panchayati Raj constituted a Committee under the Chairmanship of Dr. T. Haque to look into various aspects of management of Minor Forest Produce (MFP). Based on this report, the Planning Commission is monitoring to carry forward its recommendations with specific regard to assessing present condition of important MFPs, availability of planting materials, training on sustainable productivity and preparation of management/working plans of MFPs.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Environment and Forests (independent charge) Shrimati Jayanthi Natarajan in a written reply to a question by Shrimati T. Ratna Bai in Rajya Sabha today.