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Authors :- Guddi Krishnakumar Ujawane

Volume/Issue:  Volume 2 Issue 7

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One of India’s largest unorganized sectors having a dependent population of about 275 million and with a business turnover of more than Rs.6000 crores per annum, the NTFP sector has however and unfortunately been neglected since the pre-independence period. In this study writer focused on the five important NTFP to the livelihood in Gondia and Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra. This product contributed mainly to the livelihood of the tribals in this region. While forming is secondary sources of their livelihood. Tribal communities could get 90 days employment through NTFPs harvesting. The traditional method of NTFPs harvesting of tribal communities are very important for forest management and conservation. In this study report some sustainable harvesting and storing system for NTFPs have been proposed. Some regulation for trading of NTFPs were also examined. Considering the availability of NTFPs in Gondia and Gadchiroli district, there is good opportunities for new NTFPs based industries which also help to develop the sustainable livelihood in tribal’s life style.
Index Terms Sustainable Tribal Livelihood Development, Marketing, Non Timber Forest Product-NTFPs, Harvesting and Storing system, Indian Penal code 244, Constitution.