Minor Forest Products

Fostering our forests

India exports MFPs and their various value added variants worth around US$850Mnannually. SHEFEXIL stands committed to enhance this scope.

SHEFEXIL helps in maintenance of broodlac farms and distribution of free broodlac to needy cultivators, besides popularising cultivation of other MFPs as a regular process. SHEFEXIL guides entrepreneurs to manufacture lac based products, besides other MFPs and their value added products. SHEFEXIL maintains laboratories at different centers for quality control, aids product diversification and development, and promotes domestic consumption.

The minor Forest Products under the aegis of Shefexil include:

  • Vegetable Sap & Extracts
  • Guar Gum
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Herbs
  • Vegetable Oil Cakes & Others
  • Other Vegetable Materials
  • Niger Seeds

List of items covered under Minor Forest Produce which are under the purview of Shellac Export Promotion Council, Kolkata and included under Vishesh Krishi Upaj Yojana scheme.

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Links for Minor Forest Products


Chhattisgarh Minor Forest Produce Co-Operative Federation Ltd.

Chhattisgarh Forest Department

Madhya Pradesh

M.P. State Minor Forest Produce Federation

Andhra Pradesh

Girijan Co-Operative Corporation Ltd

Andhra Pradesh Forest Department

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Forest Department