Collection and Trade Practices of Non-Nationalized NWFP
- The villagers collect the forest produce from forest areas and sell in the local haat-bazars or to the petty traders in the nearest town.
- Some petty traders purchase the forest produce from the villagers, visiting their homes or villages at regular intervals.
- Main traders of forest produce collect this produce from petty traders or agents appointed by them for the purpose at village or haats.
- The produce collected by the petty traders or agents of main traders is graded / primarily processed.
- The graded / primarily processed material is sold in near by Mandis or to the main traders at Jagdalpur, Bilaspur, Dhamtari and Raipur markets in Chhattisgarh.
- The main trader, if required, further processes/grades the material according to the market need and sells the same in bigger markets of the country.
- The main markets out side the state for the forest produce of Chhattisgarh are in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh states.
- The mode of trade with main traders is based on traditional market linkages and fixation of rates is based on the samples sent to the customer.