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Potential of non-timber forest products in the household income of Tengnoupal district, Manipur, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Forestry, Dolphin (PG) Institute of Biomedical & Natural Sciences, Manduwala, Dehradun, Uttrakhand, India
  • 2Department of Forestry, Dolphin (PG) Institute of Biomedical & Natural Sciences, Manduwala, Dehradun, Uttrakhand, India
  • 3Department of Forestry, Dolphin (PG) Institute of Biomedical & Natural Sciences, Manduwala, Dehradun, Uttrakhand, India
  • 4Department of Forestry, Dolphin (PG) Institute of Biomedical & Natural Sciences, Manduwala, Dehradun, Uttrakhand, India

Res. J. Agriculture & Forestry Sci., Volume 11, Issue (2), Pages 28-32, July,8 (2023)


This investigation was carried out to explore the role of non-timber-forest-produce to household livelihood of income of the tribal people in Tengnoupal District, Manipur, India to ensure their food security and local employment. A randomized questionnaire based sampling was done among different tribal communities from different villages. Cost, income and returns were estimated of NTFPs collection. This study reveals that 50% employment was generated from NTFPs collection wages. The highest average income per household is Rs.75000. The higher income is generated from the bamboo among all the NTFPs in study area (Tengnoupal district). Thus, income generated from the NTFPs in sustainable manner for food and livelihood security. The main problems facing by the tribal is inappropriate benefits, lack of processing activity in the area, low cost of products once it is sold in bulk. The processing activities must be improved through regular training and skill development to ensure continuous livelihood income and employment.


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