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Medicinal Plants Trade in India- 2012- Status

CCD

1. BACKGROUND
Objective- 1) To main species find, quantities, prices across states & make
national estimate
2) To find the economic contribution to the livelihoods of the poor
3) To enlist challenges & map potential strategies for growth
Rationale
 Big claims are made reg. Rapid growth & huge turnover, Income
scope
 Many cases of farming failures noted
 Most gatherers continue to be poor
 New economic options diverting rural work focus
2. METHODOLOGY
3 districts per state, min. 30 gatherer families, 10 farmer families, 10
traders, companies
Altogether- 300 gatherers, 100 farmers, 100 traders, 20 companies
Precaution- to distinguish from NTFP- Sal, Mahua, Pine, Chironji etc.
Aspects studied- top species, quantity, price, season, quality norms,
buyer/ destination, income share
Verification by experts- FRLHT, HFRI, SBB/APSMPB
3. PARTNER NGOS
AGAS
Abilashi
LVK
Jagran
RAHI/Vaidya Sangh
Rudra
Prakruti
LIFE
CAFED
4. GATHERING/ FAMILY, NO. HH/ VILLAGE, DISTRICT, STATE, TYPOLOGY
Village- 10-20
District- 10,000
State- 100,000
Poor, under-privileged
Rs. 3,000- Rs. 10,000/- per year income/ family/ year
About 5-15% of NTFP based income, 3-10% of total income
5. TURNOVER- VOLUME, VALUE- STATE, NATION, TOPPERS, GROWTH RATE
State- 20,000 ton
Country- 200,000 ton
Price- Rs. 30/kg

Harda. 2007 just 0. Main species. Rs.storage.Import% Non-medicinal uses also. FRLHT.NABARD Shift to farms due to low production.2007. Kuth.north. Rs. Ashwagandha. Mulethi. MAPSCON. Pushkarmul. Chirayata West. 600 crore/ year/ nation Rs. Mushkabala South.18. Bisen. Kutki. Opportunity. Basav Shankar.14. Harda. Domestic use. 10 crore.000 ton. Beheda. Satavar. Satavar North. Satavar. 440 crore NMPB. Coleus.Rs. Gudmar. Industries . Bach. Kutki.CGSMPB. UNDP.000 ton. Rs.8 % of food grain production Orissa. 2008 Average.000 ton val.Way ahead Agri-extension through Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK). Comparison with literature FRLHT. 30 crore/ year/ state 6. Mandar.Rs. Charota Value addition potential ignored.15. Giloy West. Isabgol South. Gloriosa.Isabgol.Export. Safed musli.000 crore.Kalmegh.Tulsi.TRIFED/ RIDF. Beheda.Support price. Chirayata. east.000 ton. 2008 Maharashtra. 22 crore/ year/ state Purchasing power parity. Guggul. Harda. Aloe vera 8. 10 crore.000 ton. problems in forest areas 9.Atish. south North. Coleus East.20%. west.e. 25 crore. Vidari. Senna. Ashwagandha. Basundhara.Sarpagandha.15%.Amla. Chitrak. Senna.176.Amla. Kewanch. 40 crore.till 2010) NBRI.10.000 ton KFRI.20. 2007 Kerala. Sarpagandha. NABARD farm clubs etc. Jatamanasi. 2007 Himachal Pradesh.Atish. Henna. 1. 433 crore (web-site. Rs. Bramhi.g.Value. Rs.Rs.Acknowledgements. semi-processsing. (UPNRM) 11. Cultivated species Allover.50% with the year 2002 & 30% with the year 2007 7. Vinca 10.