Campus beautification & Tree plantation in SVPC University Mandi by Rotaract Vallabhains

Campus beautification & Tree plantation

Cleaning of waterbodies of village Panjehti HP India by Rotaracts on occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.

Rotaract on the way

Installation of Rotaract Vallabhian Club for engaging youth in environment conservation & community welfare sevices.

Installation ceremony of Rotaract Vallabhain Club

Conservation of biodiversity through sacred activities.


Received  FSIA- Real Super Woman Award  2021


Meeting with presidents of 40 Self Help Groups of Mandi area for discussion to improve their working capacity and marketing opportunities


Exposure Visit of Students of MSc 2nd Sam Botany Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University Mandi to natural Oil Distillation Unit.

Exposure Visit of Students of MSc 2nd Sam to natural Oil Distillation Unit.

To include medicinal food in our lifestyle is need of hour.


Received honour from DIG Madhusudan Sharma Ji as a Corona WarriorOn 23 Foundation Day Celebration of ABVP. 


Extension work with Kiran SHG of Kotli, Mandi. HP India

Extension work with Kiran SHG of Kotli, Mandi. India

Extension Work With Members of NRLM Self-Help Group.

Awareness regarding sustainable use of Wild Food plants.


Medicinal plant demonstration by Students of SVPCU Mandi on occasion of World Environment Day

Tree plantation on occasion of World Environment Day 2021.Theme of World Environment day 2021 is Ecosystem restoration.


Glimpses of Book on Wild Food Plants released by Honorable CM Jairam Thakurji of HP.

Received Special Jury Mention in Indian Biodiversity Award 2021 in Sustaianble Use of Biological Resources Individaul Category.  

New article for community awareness in Govt. weekly Giriraj:


New article in ‘Giriraj’ HP. India ( 14 April to 21 April, 2021) 


An Impressive traditional knowledge sharing with demonstration of local medicinal and edible plants by Sumitra Sen President of 150 SHG from Talyahar (Mandi District of HP. India ).


A healthy interaction with Panchayat representative, members of different SHG and Mahila Mandal of Gram Panchayat Lambathach regarding sustainable use and cultivation of Wild Food Plants.


Sustainable use of resources is to use resources optimally presently and to keep them available for future use. For this you need to think sustainability, act sustainability and behave sustainability. Most important to teach and aware young minds for this by being a role modal or practically opting sustainability in day to day lifestyle with this motto involved worders of girls hostel of Vallabh Government College Mandi HP in Best from Waste management activity, Where we reuse plastic waste that is broken dustbins available in college campus to plant some wild plants and Thuja sp. Hope this exercise will motivate these young women to to better in future in their domestics, personal and professional space.

It’s useless to be known as a botanist without field experience. Happy to plant some multipurpose plant in Part~ Time Campus of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Cluster University Mandi. Most exciting part is all planting material is from nursery of Vallabh Government College Mandi which started 2 years back for first hand experience to the students of nursery and gardening a skill enhancement course.


On opening ceremony of famous International Shivratri Fair of Himachal Pradesh my book titled as ‘An Illustrated Guide To Some Wild Growing Food Plants of Sub- Himalayan region “, is released by Honorable CM Of HP Shi Jai Ram Thakur Ji. This book contains illustration as well as important information regarding local name & common names, parts used, season of availability and recipes prepared from 100 wild growing food plants of Sub-Himalayan region . It will act as a Field Guide and will be helpful to Students, Researchers, Educationist, Forester, Agriculturalist, Horticulturist and even for common people.

Book released by Honorable CM Of HP Shi Jai Ram Thakur Ji.

Received Special Jury Mention in Indian Biodiversity Award 2021 in Sustaianble Use of Biological Resources Individaul Category.  


New article in ‘Giriraj’ HP. India on Yellow flex ( 3 March, 2021) 


Article on Reinwardita indica in Giriraj

Interaction with members of Adarsh Mahila Mandal Panjehti for sustainable use of wild food plants

Interaction with members of Adarsh Mahila Mandal Panjehti for sustainable use of wild food plants

Presentation to show “Wild Edibles Plants Potential for Rural Economic prosperity” in front of #AFD mission team, Mr. Ankit Tulsyan, (AFD project manager) from #France, officials of #FTI #Sundernagar & members of SHG group for mission Securing Rural Livelihood through Biodiversity conservation at FTI ( Forest training institute) Sundernagar.

New article in ‘Denik Jagran’ HP. India on nettle ( 15 Dec, 2020) .

Article for awareness in ‘Denik Jagran’ of HP. India on 15 th December, 2020.

Interaction with members of Pryerna Mahila Mandal of Nalhog area of Distt.Mandi HP for sustainable use and cultivation of wild food plants


New article on Wild edible plant Seena tora in HP Government Weekly Newspaper Giriraj ( 02- 09 Dec, 2020 edition)

Giriraj weekly ( 02- 09 Dec, 2020 edition)

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 Himachal Pradesh 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

Available in Amazon

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.

Rangoli, declamation and poster making competition

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.


Glimpses of National level & days workshop

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.


Artilcle on wild edible(Reinwardtia indica – Peenyan) published in Divya Himachal on Dated 24th February, 2019


Artilcle on wild edible(Dioscorea spp.)published in Divya Himachal on Dated 6th January, 2019


Artilcle on wild edible(Medicago polymorphia – Khokhna,Stellaria media – Padyaala) published in Divya Himachal on Dated 30th December, 2019