Table 1. Estimates of fruit production and extraction for an 11,000-ha area in the Yelandur range of the Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary. Values represent tons of amla (Phyllanthus emblica and P. indofishceri) fruit. The amount of available fruit was estimated by the visual estimation method as one of the participatory resource management activities. The amount of fruit harvested was estimated from records kept by the Large-Scale Adivasi Multi-Purpose Societies.

Year
Amount of available fruit
Amount of fruit harvested
1997–1998 NA 254
1998–1999 25 14
1999–2000 145 83
2000–2001 135 46.5
2001–2002 208 336
2002–2003 75 1.5
2003–2004 113 65.5