Shellac and Forest Products Industry in India
Last Updated: August, 2015
India produces a variety of non-timber forest/agricultural products (NTFPs), and has a global footprint in the export of such produce. Some of India’s noteworthy produces are:
India has been recording consistent growth in the export of NTFP over the last five years. It is the largest exporter of guar gum, sesame seeds and shellac, and the second largest exporter of medicinal plants in the world. India produces large volumes of NTFPs that are globally acknowledged for their quality. Moreover, NTFPs play a large role in contributing to the lives of millions of rural and forest-dependent poor people. Guar gum, vegetable saps and sesame seeds are some of the major export items. The main export destinations for guar gum are the US, China and Germany.
SHEFEXIL was formerly known as Shellac Export Promotion Council, which had been working in partnership with the industry since 1957 as the catalysing agency for the long-term development and export promotion of shellac and lac-based products.
Shellac and Forest Products Export Promotion Council (SHEFEXIL)
Other Export Promotion Councils:
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