Gujarat State Forest Development Corporation Ltd.(GSFDC) is a public sector undertaking of the Govt. of Gujarat, which has been incorporated as on 20/08/1976 as a government company under the Companies Act, 1956. The Registered and Head office of the Corporation is situated at Vadodara.
Among its objectives, the Corporation mainly puts efforts towards the optimum utilization and sustainable development of the minor forest produce (MFP) available in the State of Gujarat for providing livelihood opportunities to the forest dwellers who reside in and around Forest areas of the Gujarat State and preventing their exploitation from the middlemen.
In order to fetch handsome price for their produce, support price for the collection of minor forest produce is fixed by the Government. Among MFPs, the majority people are involved in the activity of collection of Timru Leaves. Thousands of tribal families are getting livelihood through the collection of various MFPs.
GSFDC is also engaged in the other activities like raising eucalyptus commercial plantations, production and marketing of teak & non-teak furniture, renovation of offices, manufacturing and marketing of ayurvedic formulations and forest produce with brand name Dhanvantri and in the field of eco-tourism.
It gives me immense pleasure to present the Gujarat State Forest Development Corporation Limited. GSFDCLtd is working for Collection, Trading &Managemnet of MFP's along with the Forest Dwellers since four decades. Initially Timru leaves, Mahuda Flowers and seeds were traded sold and profits paid to GramPanchayats.In the year 2017-18 we have already shared Rs.39.67 crores profit to Timru leaf collectors. Individually 33,000 collectors have been benefitted in 13 districts of Gujarat State. List of trading species can be checked from the website. Now we trade in about 100 plus MFPs.
Currentbuzz of VANIL Udyog
GSFDCLtd has for the first time shortlisted some of the top Architects/Interiors so that premium renovation services can be provided to all Government/Semi Government Agencies. The basic wooden works are carried out at the VanilUdyog, through the trained young tribal youths.