SUSTAINABLE USE OF HIGH ALTITUDE MEDICINAL AND AROMATIC PLANT FOR SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN UTTARAKHAND: A REVIEWAbstract
The present paper reveals the socio-economic benefits for the peoples of the Uttarakhand state. The demand for medicinal and aromatic plants of Uttarakhand is quite inflated, and many of these plants grow only in the Himalayan states. The State has diverse agro-geo climate conditions, which is most suitable for Medicinal and aromatic plant cultivation. Uttarakhand is blessed with a variety of soils and agro-climatic conditions, ranging from Sub-Tropical to Alpine, which is a mega biodiversity hotspot for a wide range of wild and cultivated Medicinal and aromatic plants. Due to the low point of agricultural production, lack of industrial development, poverty, and unemployment, peoples migrate to exploit biodiversity to improve their socio-economy. There is a socio-economic pressure to migrate on the plain districts for better livelihood opportunities.
P. Nainwal * and N. Singh
School of Pharmacy, Graphic Era Hill University, Clement Town, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.
17 December 2019
14 August 2020
21 August 2020
01 September 2020