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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2018; 6(2): 365-385       |                 Available online, April 25, 2018

Impact of non-timber forest products on Forest and in Livelihood Economy of the People of Adjoining Areas of Jalpaiguri Forest Division, West Bengal, India

Sarkar Anup Kumar1*, Dey Manas2 and Mazumder Mallika3


1Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, Dukhulal Nibaran Chandra College, Aurangabad, Murshidabad, West Bengal, India. Pin-742201.

2Assistant Teacher, Jurapani High School, Jurapani,Dhupguri, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India. Pin-735210.

3Post Graduate Student, Department of Botany, Raiganj University, Uttar Dinajpur, West Bengal, India.Pin-733134.

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Received : 02.02.2018        |       Accepted : 10.04.2018        |        Published : 25.04.2018

The past decade has witnessed a rapid growth of interest in non-timber forest products (NTFPs) among conservation and development organisations in India. Non-timber forest products are an imperative part of the traditional life style in Forest adjacent area of West Bengal. In this study the diversity of non-timber forest products (NTFPS) was assessed in the Forest Adjoining Areas of Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India. The present investigation also revealed that although there is high resource potential in the study sites but need of awareness, scientific knowledge, expertise and adequate market information.


Keywords: NTFP, Biodiversity, Forest, Conservation, Livelihood.



Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Sarkar Anup Kumar, Dey Manas and Mazumder Mallika (2018) Impact of non-timber forest products on Forest and in Livelihood Economy of the People of Adjoining Areas of Jalpaiguri Forest Division,West Bengal, India, Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 6(2): 365-385. 


Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.



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