Forest Products including medicinal and aromatic plants have emerged as very important resources not only from the point of view of economic contribution to the society, but also call our attention for their conservation and sustainable use. Such resources are now being considered at national/ international level almost at par with the importance of major forest based products like timber etc. As resource assessment, evaluation and utilization of such forest products are basic to their sustainable use, the department of Forest products was created in 1988 to cater to the needs of research and human resources development. Since the issues involved are multidisciplinary an integrated approach encompassing forestry, botany, chemistry, agronomy, breeding, wood science etc. is being followed.
The department is carrying out teaching, research and extension activities and has undertaken various research projects/schemes, many of which have been successfully completed. Presently the department is offering two postgraduate degrees programmes in the fields of i) Medicinal and Aromatic Plants ii) Wood Science and technology.
Extension training programmes covering various aspects production processing and marketing of medicinal and aromatic plants are also being organized for various stakeholders like farmers, entrepreneurs, NGOs, Mahila Mandals, Subject Matter Specialists (Agriculture/Horticulture, Forests, Ayurveda etc.). Genuine and quality planting material of medicinal and aromatic plant is being regularly supplied to growers, industry etc. Documentation of herbal wealth and its traditional usage is other useful activity that is being emphasized.
Professor & Head
Department of Forest Products,
College of Forestry,
Dr.Y.S.Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry,
Nauni, Solan (HP)-173230.
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