Manjunath Thimma Naik (55 yrs) from Siddaur taluk is a very knowledgeable in forest produces. He always engaged himself in sustainable harvesting of non-timber forest products.

He collects Malabar gamboges (Uppage), Bombay mace (Wild nutmeg), Soap pod (Shikakai), Pepper, Cinnamon etc., from the forests. Along with collection he also raise the plants of several forest species and plant in the homestead garden.

FORGA also has connection with Shri Manjunath for procuring high quality of forest produces and also giving helping hand in raising wild genetic resources.