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Tendu Leaf Management in Light of FRA

Publication Date :14-Jan-2013

Due to its great economic value as well as social importance, Tendu leaf, also known as the ‘golden leaf’, can and does influence governments across party lines. While revenue from tendu leaves accounts for 80 -90% of the total forest revenue, it also provides the second largest avenue for employment, next only to agriculture. More importantly, it provides employment in the agricultural lean season and enables a farmer to earn money for investment in the next agricultural operation.