Harra (Terminalia chebula) is a
small or medium sized tree and is found on higher plateaus, in
open forests. The tree is valued for the fruit which supplies
the myrobolan of commerce. It is used in tanning and medicine
Chebulic Myrobolan or Harra was a specified forest produce under the M.P Van Upaj ( Vyapar Viniyaman )Act, 1969 and only
the State Government or an agent appointed by the State Government
could collect it. Its collection
till 2002-03 was done by the M.P.State Minor Forest Produce Co-op.
Federation Ltd. through Primary Societies in 17 Harra producing
districts of the State. The disposal of Harra collected in this
manner was done through tenders/auctions.
Harra has been taken out of the list of
specified produce in June 2003.
The data pertaining to collection and sale
of Harra during the last 9 years is shown below.