extracted from Kullu
(Sterculia urens) and Salai (Boswellia serrata)
trees are valuable forest produce. In addition gum from Axle
Wood tree or Dhaoda (Anogeissus latofoia), Cutch tree
or Khair (Acacia Catechu) and Indian gum arabic tree
or Babool (Acacia nilotica) are also extracted and
are economically important.
These Gums came under the category of Nationalised Minor Forest Produce.
Extraction of these gums was carried out through Primary Forest
Produce Cooperative Societies and the District Unions. The
collected quantity is sold through open tenders/auctions
either in advance or after godowning. However, all gums except
Kullu Gum have been taken out of the list of specified produce in 2003.