ENVIS Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Sunday, June 20, 2021

Collection Period of NTFPS in India

 

Collection Period of NTFPS in India
 
 
Description
Collection period
Fibres and flosses
 Fibre
 Kapok floss
 Grasses
 
March-May
May-June
October-March
Bamboo and canes
         Bamboo
 Canes
All year round
All year round
Essential oils
        Lemon grass
Palmarosa
Eucalyptus
Cinnamom
Sandal
Deodar
Pine
 
May-June
October-November
All year around
All year round
All year round
All year round
All year round
Non-edible oil seeds
Mahua
 
Neem
Karanj
Kusum
 
Sal
Kokum
Nahor
Undi
 
April-June (northern),
Oct-Nov. (southern)
May-June
June-October
(Different parts of the country)
June-July
April-June
May-June
May-June
April-June and September-November
Tans and dyes
Babul bark
Avaram bark
Wattle bark
Myrobalans
 
All year round
All year round
All year round
January-March
Gums and resins
Karaya gum
Ghatti and babul
Resins
 
April -June
April-June
March-June
Lac and tasar silk
Lac and lac products
Tasar silk
Tendu Leaves
 
Oct-January and April-July
August-December
April-June
Drugs, Spices and insecticides
Sarpagandha
Kuth
Cinchona
Edible products
 
Not available
October
Not available
Not available
 
 
 

Source: Nautiyal, S. and Kaul, A.K. Eds. Non-timber forest products of India. Dehradun, Jyoti Publishers.  2003.