Exotics in Indian Forestry

Exotics in Indian Forestry
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Exotics in Indian Forestry

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PREFACE Not only food security but environmental security is of equal significance. About 1500 million tones of carbon is added to the atmosphere every year. Global concern is centre around the clean development mechanism where forests have to play an important role. Reckoning with our annual wood requirements as 280 million m3 and the supply of 52 million m3 to meet the national demand in terms of domestic as well as industrial needs, plantation of various fast growing multipurpose indigenous and exotic tree species have assumed a special significance. Exotic species have been introduce in India from time to time and have played a vital role in the economy of the country. They have been introduce mainly to supplement indigenous resources of wood based raw material and to afforest barren areas with a view to step up production and revenue. Exotics have exploited the full production potential of the sites, since the sites have been found eminently suitable for our regular plantation programme. Exotics have considerable potential for improving the productivity besides achieving the National goal of 33 per cent forest tree cover. Agro forestry has taken, great strides for the last two decades because of introduction of exotics. Exotics introduced to supplement the indigenous species have fully exploited the available resources and offered an opportunity to improve not only the quantity but the quality of the products also. However, we have to be cautious while introducing the exotics so that they may not over exploit the natural resources and degrade the available indigenous biodiversity. Proper testing of the introduction is essential. The present book consists of chapters contributed by highly specialized foresters and presented at National Symposium on Exotics in Indian Forestry at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. As such this voluminous publication is likely to be highly useful in perusing the cause of forestry in general and agroforestry in particular with wide field applicability. Editors Sanjeev K. Chauhan S.S.Gill Rajni Chauhan S.C. Sharma
CONTRIBUTORS A G Koppad, College of Forestry, Sirs.i Uttar Kannada -581 401 A H Mughal, Division of Forestry, SKUAST K , Shalimar, Srinagar - 191121 Ajay Sharma, Department of Entomology and Apiculture, University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan -1 7 3 230 A K Chakraborty, Department of Forestry, RAU, Pusa, Samastipur - 848 125 A K Handa, National Research Centre for Agroforestry, Gwalior Road, Jhansi - 284 003 Alka Shiva, Centre of Minor Forest Products, HIG - 2, No. 8, Indrapuram, Dehradun 248 171 AN Dey, Department of Forestry, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Pundibari, Cooch Behar-736165 Anil K Singh, College of Forestry Hill Agriculture, GBPUA T, Hill Campus Ranichauri-249199 Anita Tomar, Silviculture Division, PO New Forest, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun -248006 A S Devakumar, Department of Silviculture, College of Forestry, Ponnampet- 571 216 A S Sisodia, Department of Forestry, Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur492006