Our Work

Forest Naturals is currently engaged in several projects aimed at enhancing the livelihoods of tribal farmers. We work with farmers to harvest and process a variety of forest produce, including custard apple, tamarind, jamun, amchoor, and herbal gulal. Our products are then marketed to urban consumers, providing a steady income for the farmers.

We operate out of Chhattisgarh and cover a significant area within the state. Our reach has grown over the years, thanks to partnerships with various organisations and stakeholders. We are constantly working to tackle the challenges faced by tribal farmers and are always looking for new ways to make a positive impact..

Areas of Operation

Forest Naturals, powered by Bastar Se Bazaar Tak Private Limited, operates primarily in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, India's most densely forested state. We work directly with tribal farmers across 12 villages in this region, providing them with sustainable employment and fair compensation for their produce. Our operations are deeply rooted in the communities we serve, and we are committed to expanding our reach to more areas in need.

Partnerships

Our journey would not have been possible without the support of our partners. We have collaborated with various organisationsorganizations and stakeholders to achieve our mission. Notably, we have partnered with over 1200 smallholder farmers, who are at the heart of our operations. We have also received recognition and support from prestigious platforms such as the TATA Social Enterprise Challenge and the Young India Challenge. We are always open to new partnerships that align with our mission and can help us make a greater impact.

Crisis Addressed

The tribal farmers in the Bastar region face significant challenges. Their livelihoods largely depend on Non-Timber Forest Produce (NTFPs), which often perish after harvesting, leading to significant losses. Additionally, the lack of market linkages and value addition possibilities often force these farmers to sell their produce at lower prices. Forest Naturals, powered by Bastar Se Bazaar Tak Private Limited, addresses these issues by focusing on the post-harvest processing of NTFPs and marketing them to urban consumers. This not only reduces post-harvest losses but also ensures that the farmers receive fair compensation for their produce.