Minimum Support Price for Bamboo and Tendu Leaves

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The Ministry of Environment and Forests is working with the 12th Planning Commission to ensure a Minimum Support Price for Bamboo and Tendu Leaves. Recently in March, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh had wrote the State Chief Ministers to declare Bamboo as a Minor Forest Produce. Reclassification gives local people and village assemblies control over the produce, thereby improving their incomes. … Read More

Bamboo declared a Minor Forest Produce

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In a letter to the Chief Ministers of all states, Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests, Jairam Ramesh has asked that the Forest Departments be directed to treat Bamboo as a Minor Forest Produce as per the Forest Rights Act (FRA) 2006. This directive gives Scheduled Tribes and traditional forest dwellers the right to own, access to collect and dispose of Bamboo. The forest departments have been refusing control in the past, as the Indian Forest Act, treats … Read More