Promotion of nettle selling in Himachal Pradesh.
First step in promotion of wild food plants as a means of income generation and entrepreneurship development by selling of koogas (Nettle) dried leaves. Koogas (Urtica dioica & parviflora) dried leaves can be sold at the price of Rs 150/kg and stems at the price of Rs 13 /kg. Koogas grows luxuriantly in our state and normally considered as a weed to be removed. Its leaves and stem can be used as a food, medicine and in extraction of fiber and chlorophyll. Koogas is rich in food and medicinal value also. Its marketing will be an easy source of earning money for local people because unlike traditional cropping, there is no need of its cultivation and care. As above ground plant parts are usually harvested, so there will be no fear of extinction. Only a special care is needed during its harvesting and drying. Till now this plant is highly neglected, but has tremendous potential in entrepreneurship development. So, it needs to be commercially utilized and entered in our food plate.
Benefits of Planting a Tree
Sacred plant play important role in conservation.
Awareness for commercial use of will edible plants and their distribution for domestication and for ensuring sustainable harvesting and development.
A new book titled ‘SOME WILD EDIBLE PLANTS OF WESTERN HIMALYAYS VOLUME-II’ is published and available both as e-book or paper book on Amazon Kindle store
Received honour from Rural Development, Panchayati Raj , Agriculture, AH and Fisheries Minister of HP Shri. Virender Kanwar ji for contribution in preparing PBR.
Moringa oleifera raised in nursery of Vallabh Goverment College Mandi for distribution and mass cultivation with the participation of Self Help Groups.
New article in a local newspaper ‘Denik Jagran’ of HP. India on 12 th September, 2020.
Multidisciplinary approach of ethnobotany with special reference to HP India
A documentary on People’s Biodiversity Register of Sundernagar Block, District Mandi Himachal Pradesh India.
This documentary highlights the glimpses of PBR preparation of 52 panchayats of Sundernagar Block of distt. Mandi, sharing of information and documentation of traditional knowledge from members of various SHG, Mahila Mandal, Vaidya, Perist and local people of Sundernagar area.
Interaction with members of Self Help Group in Keran village of Bhanwad Panchyat of Sundernagar district Mandi Himachal Pradesh for promoting use and sustainable harvesting of wild edible plants and opting them as a mean of livelihood and entrepreneurship on 5th August 2020 .
3 minutes presentation for summer research training program on topic “Role of wild food plants in rural prosperity
Himalayan Wild Food Plants Part-llI
Resource person for People’s Biodiversity Register training program of Gohar block at BDO office Gohar Distt.Mandi H.P. on 29th July 2020.
Himalayan Wild Food Plants Part-ll
Himalayan Wild Food Plants Part -1
Interaction with women of Gram Panchayat Bhanwar at Sundernagar District Mandi HP India for awareness of wild food plants.
Resource person for People’s Biodiversity Register training program of Sundernagar block at BDO office Sundernagar Distt.Mandi H.P. on 21 July 2020.
Resource person for People’s Biodiversity Register training program of Balh block at BDO office Mandi, Sadar Mandi & Balh, Nerchowk Distt.Mandi H.P. on 18th and 20th July 2020.
An article about Euphorbia royleana published in Government Newspaper of Himachal Pradesh Giriraj on dated 8 July, 2020.
Domestication of wild edible delicious vegetables Dioscorea bellophylla -Tardee.
This wild vegetables is a seasonal delicacy and known to have high market value.Usually it is sold in late winter or spring season.A variety of food preparation can be made with its airel bulbils and underground tuber.Tuber go very deep in soil,so its harvesting is problematic and time consuming. For ensuring sustainable and easy harvesting its domestication need to be promoted among masses.With this objective seeds were distributed to a few members of Gutkar SHG District Mandi Himachal Pradesh. Tardee grow as a vine and can be planted in pots.clay or plastic waste container in limited space.even in cities.Its large cultivation and marketing will be helpful for socio-economic upliftment of local people of Himalayan region
Awareness for domestication and use of Opuntia dillenii under the Student For Development #SelfieWithHerbalPlants initiative.
Online presentation for students of Indira Gandhi National Open University through Facebook IGNOU page regarding promotion of wild food plants, their sustainable use and harvesting.
A new article published in Himachal Tribune on role of wild edible in rural prosperity on dated 14 March, 2020.
One day workshop on Mushroom cultivation techniques for skill enhancement.
Awareness program on sustainable development or Eco-Club students of Vallabh Government Mandi.
Interaction with school children for awareness regarding sustainable harvesting and use of Wild Food Plants.
New article about Euphorbia hirta published in Government Newspaper of Himachal Pradesh Giriraj on dated 12 February, 2020.
An Invitation for Invited Talk on Role of Wild Edible Food Plants In Rural Prosperity.
Promoting sustainable harvesting and use of Wild growing food plant by intersecting with members of women group ( Mahila Mandal of village Bada Gaon.
Interaction with members of Self Help Group in a village of Tehsil Padhar of district Mandi Himachal Pradesh for promoting use and sustainable harvesting of wild edible plants and opting them as a mean of livelihood and entrepreneurship .
New article about Urtica dioca published in The Tribune on dated 14 December, 2019.
Interaction with the members of Self Help Group in Village Maghawadh of Tehsil Jogindernagar, District Mandi of Himachal Pradesh for promotion of wild edible food. Members were encouraged to use wild edible as raw and after value addition for income generation.
A news paper article published in Tribune, dated 23 Nov,2019 along with Dr Chiranjit Parmar about edible uses of Euphorbia royleana.
An educational tour to botanical garden maintained by Indian Institute of Technology Kamand with students of Bio-Sciences.Such type of tour refresh students, connect these young minds to nature along with providing first hand learning experience.
A newspaper article on Dioscorea bellophylla published in Divya Himachal on 5th Oct,2019.
An excursion tour of Ethnolbotany and Eco-club students to Forest Research Training Division Davidarh for collection and demonstration of medicinal plants.
Tree plantation program with borders of girls hostel,members of Eco-club and student organisation.500 students actively involved in planting of 4000 species of Syzygium, Phyllanthus, Punica, Prunus and Quercus at and around newly constructed Helipad of District Mandi Himachal Pradesh.
Organised an International conference on “Natural Resource Management for Socio-economic development of Western Himalayas; opportunities and challenges” is being Organised by Vallabh Government College, Mandi (H.P.) from 10 to 12 August,2019.
Article on wild edible (Dioscorea spp. ) published in Giriraj dated 17th Aug,2019.
News on 11 August, Newspaper.
News in 1 August, Amarujala Newspaper.
Article on wild edible (Traxacum officinale ) published in Giriraj on dated 7th Aug,2019.
Article on wild edible (Lingad ) published in Giriraj on dated 27th June,2019.
Article on wild edible (Dioscorea spp. ) published in Amarujala on dated 7th June,2019.
Article on wild edible (Pyrus pashia-कैन्थ ) published in Giriraj on dated 8th May,2019.
Organised a National level Interdisciplinary workshop on Nursery and Gardening techniques from 14th May to 21st May 2019.
Article on wild edible (Nasturtium officinale – Chhooch ) published in Giriraj 5th March, 2019 and Shabdmanch on Dated 1st April,2019
Article on wild edible medicinal plants published in Shabdmanch on Dated Giriraj 24th February, 2019.