Wednesday, November 22, 2006


Mahua is the Halbi name of the tree as well as the flower of Madhuca indica. The Mahuwa tree is medium sized to large deciduous tree, usually with a short bole and a large rounded crown. It is found in mixed deciduous forest, usually of a somewhat dried type often growing on rocky and sandy soil. As per an estimate of KVIC the total potentiality of Mahuwa Seed is about 5 lakhs tonnes. The highest Mahuwa Seed producing states are U.P., Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Gujarat, Orissa. It is common through out Central India, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and in the drier type of sal forest in Madhya Pradesh

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