ISBN 9788123906553,Wild Plants Of Indian Sub-Continent And Their Economic Use

Wild Plants Of Indian Sub-Continent And Their Economic Use


R. A. Raju






Publication Year 2000

ISBN 9788123906553

ISBN-10 8123906552

Hard Back

Number of Pages 200 Pages
Language (English)

Medicine: general issues

The history of civilization is the history of knowing the utilization of wild flora and fauna present on the globe. Wild vegetation grown naturally in land and water ecosystems and plays a great role in the life of man and his livestock. These plants are not only found in uninhabited lands but also in cultivated fields which are less interfered by man. A large variety of wildflora are found in Indian subcontinent because it is endowed with a variety of physiographical features and climates. Such a diversity of wildflora does not exists to any country due to lack of various evolutionary determinants such as mountain systems plateaus plaines and river systems etc. Wild plants have variety of uses. Apart from providing animal feed fuel wood and improving the land productivity the different part of the various wild species available have multiferous uses. Their use vary from place to place even for the same species. The plant Leucaena /eucocepha/a leaves are fed to the cattle and branches are used for thatching houses in North Eastern States of India while in Philippines it is used mainly for green manuring and timber.Tremendous increase in human and livestock population has placed severe strain on wildflora. The huge gap between demand and supply of fuel wood leading to denudation of wild vegetation. All kinds of vegetation is seen being burnt on the hearth in villages. The deterioration of these leads to vicious cycle of all round ecological disturbance of the country.

About the Author
Dr. Rudraraju A. Raju a post graduate of Jawahar1al Nehru Agricultural University Jabalpur and obtained his doctorate from Banaras Hindu University Varanasi. He had all through a brilliant academic career. He is the recipient of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and Ford Foundation/IRRI fellowships for his contributions. He is a life member and associated with several national scientific societies such as Indian Society of Agronomy Indian Society of Weed Science Farming Systems Research and Development Association and A.P. Chapter of Agronomy. Dr. Raju is a luminary researcher and emulative scientific writer. He has been honoured with prestigious National Crop Research Award for the year 1997 for his keen interest in agricultural research and exceptional contributions in crop production technology on national level.