Endemic and Threatened Plants of Lambapur-Peddagattu - Proposed Uranium Mining Area, Nalgonda, Telangana, India
- 1Center for Environment, Institute of Science and Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad, Hyderabad-85, India and All India Network Project on Vertebrate Pest Management, PJTS Agricultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-30, India
- 2All India Network Project on Vertebrate Pest Management, PJTS Agricultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-30, India
- 3All India Network Project on Vertebrate Pest Management, PJTS Agricultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-30, India
- 4Centre for Water Resource, Institute of Science and Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad, Hyderabad-85, India
Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 5, Issue (12), Pages 40-46, December,22 (2016)
Uranium ore mining and processing is one of the important mandate of the Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) for producing alternate energy on large scale at Lambapur-Peddagattu areas of Nalgonda District, Telangana which is endowed with huge deposits of uranium. Documentation and exploration of Biodiversity play a very important role in identifying the endemic and threatened species of importance and helps in developing suitable management plans for sustainability. Out of the 548 species reported, 28 species belonging to 27 genera and 14 families are reported under various threatened and endemic categories. The present study area is having 5.10 % of threatened and endemic species representation. Two species namely Cleome viscosa var. nagarjunakondensis and Crotalaria paniculata var. nagarjunakondensis are endemic to the study area of Nagarjunkonda Island. Post monitoring studies and establishment of a conservation cell is required to monitor the status of such species which are prone to become threatened and possible making visual changing impact during mining activity.
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