Vol. 5, Issue 5, Part A (2017)
Indigenous uses of plants under Pinus dominated ecosystem at Pauri Garhwal, India
Author(s): Snobar Shafi, JP Mehta, Sharesth Kumari and Pooja Dhiman
Abstract: A panorama of the diversity emerged in this study, which is intangible asset suggests a very high scope of the utilisation of this natural and uncultivated biodiversity for supporting livelihoods of the region. A survey was conducted in the forest ecosystem of Pauri-Garhwal Uttarakhand with an objective to identify the prevalent economically important forest products medicinal, fodder, fibres, fuel wood, dye and various other plants used by local inhabitants. Due to the exorbitant use of the resources of forest area and modernisation, the traditional knowledge of plants is receding day by day. An attempt has been made to suggest possible conservation strategy of these resources. It is emphasised that there is to prioritise the important plants of multipurpose use. Such efforts would bring high proceeds to the local community. The present study concludes that study area comprises a huge diversity of economically important plant used by the local villagers.
How to cite this article:
Snobar Shafi, JP Mehta, Sharesth Kumari and Pooja Dhiman. Indigenous uses of plants under Pinus dominated ecosystem at Pauri Garhwal, India. International Journal of Herbal Medicine. 2017; 5(5): 09-15.