The book provides a comprehensive coverage of the various aspects concerned with collection and marketing practices of non-timber forest produce (NTFP). Different forest policies and acts have been explained in the second chapter. A comparative analysis of Vana samrakshna samithis (VSS) and non- VSS areas have been discussed with regard to various dimensions of forest development. The book helps in understanding the tribal development scenario in different five year plans. The book covers several issues such as problems in collection and marketing of NTFP, role of different marketing agencies and their implications on NTFP items, relationship between forest department and forest dependent communities which may be of interest to academicians, students, researchers, and practitioners.