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Agrotechniques of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

S.D. Upadhyaya (Editor) V.K. Agarwal (Editor)
Synopsis This book is being published for those who are interested in growing, processing and trading of medicinal plants as herbal drugs. The importance of medicinal plants in India has been increasingly recognized by agriculturalists and pharmaceuticals, during past two decades. During the past decade, demand for medicinal plants and its products has attracted the worldwide interest, India being the treasure house of biodiversity, accounts for 8000 species which are used in 10,000 herbal drugs. Ninety percent of herbal industry's requirement of raw material is taken out from the forests, resulting in to the ruthless exploitation and destruction of its natural habitats. Thus to take pressure off from natural forest the medicinal plants have been brought under cultivation to enhance their conservation. Cultivation of these precious bio wealth for sustainable utilization is essential. Our knowledge about the medicinal and aromatic plants are still inadequate and need further investigation. This edited book contains most of the aspects related to medicinal and aromatic plants. This book will providing a comprehensive literature on agro-techniques, pest and nutrients management, post harvest practices, active ingredient and its uses, marketing pattern etc which will be really useful for growers and industry people involved in the use of medicinal and aromatic plants.
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About the author

V.K. Agarwal

Dr. V.K. Agarwal (b. 1948) had a brilliant academic career. He did M.Com. from the University of Agra and also M.A. Economics securing First Division in both. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and also ADIM. He obtained the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy and also Doctor of Letters from the University of Agra. Career Award winner of the U.G.C., New Delhi, he is on the expert panel of the ICSSR, New Delhi. He is a member of Board of Studies and also of Research Degree Committee of the Agra University. He is a member of the Faculty of Commerce, Kanpur University. He has contributed more than 55 papers which were published in reputed journals. He has worked on three U.G.C. projects. As a research supervisor he has guided a number of scholars for doctoral degree. Dr. Agarwal is presently working as Head, Department of Research and P.G. Studies in Business Administration (Caculty of Commerce), P.C. Bagla (P.G.) College, Hathras affiliated to the University of Agra. His interests, are teaching as well as research which include Business and Industrial Management, Management of Public Enterprises, Tax Planning and Management, Financial Management and Marketing Management.

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Bibliographic information

Title Agrotechniques of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed
Language: English
isbn 8189304135
length x+358p., Plates.