The palmyrah palm can be a source of promising seasonal employment for tribals in Gujarat. The fruit of the tree, known in as ‘taad fali’, can help generate income of ₹5,000-10,000 per tree during summer months, locals say. But in Gujarat, experts regard this tall tree as an orphan because it is not an agricultural or horticultural plant. Hence, there is no State support for cultivation.

In this podcast, Rutam Vora explains the issues surrounding its cultivation and how it can be marketed. Listen to the podcast now.

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