Vanasree is a novel initiative by the Kerala forest and wildlife Department. The motto of vanasree is tribal welfare. It aims to improve the livelihoods of tribal communities by facilitating collection, processing, value addition and market access to the forest produce which has been traditionally collected from interior of pristine evergreen forests. Vanasree aims to achieve the duel objective of taking healing benefits of plant products to people’s door steps and making difference to the lives of forest dependent communities. Before Vanasree, the tribes of Vazhachal were collecting these valuable forest produce from forest areas in bulk quantities and sell it at very low price to local merchants.The poor marketing system didn't help tribal’s to come out of poverty .After formation of adivasi vana samrakshana samithis , vazhachal FDA, strategy for sustainable collection, value addition and marketing of forest produce, the income of tribal has increase substantially. The tribes of vazhachal division harvests honey, medicinal herbs, resins incense, spices, condiments, fibers etc in a sustainable manner from the interior part of the forest and hygienically processed and packaged in a eco friendly material at the processing centre and sell at two ecoshops in the trade name "vanasree" which targets better livelihood of our forest dependent population.