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Diversity and Indigenous uses of Tree species in the Vicinity of Srinagar Hydroelectric Power Project in Alaknanda valley of Garhwal Himalaya, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Plant Systematics Laboratory, Department of Botany and Microbiology, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal, Uttarakhand, INDIA
  • 2Plant Systematics Laboratory, Department of Botany and Microbiology, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal, Uttarakhand, INDIA
  • 3Plant Systematics Laboratory, Department of Botany and Microbiology, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal, Uttarakhand, INDIA

Res. J. Agriculture & Forestry Sci., Volume 1, Issue (1), Pages 6-10, February,8 (2013)

Abstract

The present study has been carried out in the vicinity of Srinagar Hydroelectric Power Project in Alaknanda valley of Garhwal Himalaya (India) to document the indigenous uses of tree species and their status of availability in the area. In the present investigation a total of 81 tree species belonging to 58 Genera and 31 families have been recorded from the study area. Among these 12 species were abundant, 47 common and 22 uncommon to this area. A list of tree species along with their local names, availability status and their indigenous uses has been given. The recorded indigenous uses of tree species as made by local people for medicine, fuel-wood, timber, food, fodder, etc. can be utilized in the future for technological advancement, economic prosperity and providing employment opportunity to the local people.

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