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Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University (2003)

A Study Of Chemical Constituents Of Industrially Important Desert Plants

Pandya, Jayant Batukrai

Titre : A Study Of Chemical Constituents Of Industrially Important Desert Plants

Auteur : Pandya, Jayant Batukrai

Université de soutenance : Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 2003

In the recent days a need for some alternative crops that farmers can produce without much inputs profitably on marginal lands is surging fast as these crops do not compete with other traditional food and fiber crops. There is also a need to search for new raw materials for domestic industries’ demand and for export to foreign markets. The industry and manufacturer need new chemicals that will improve the performance and reliability of their products. A considerable part of the land on earth is arid and semiarid. Therefore it would be tremendously nice, indeed, if more ways to exploit these underused resources could be tapped and developed through agriculture. India, and in particular Gujarat is bestowed with vast coastal economic zone which has helped in transportation of goods, development of ship breaking industries and fisheries. They have significance of their own presenting rich fauna, flora and other resources. However, with irregular monsoon, increasing populations and higher demand of water for agriculture and human consumption, underground water is pumped out at an alarming rate. These have resulted into the spread of both draught ! salinity, rendering large area into a wasteland or unsuitable for intensive agriculture practices. In this context we will have to turn to plants, which require less water or tolerate brackish water and can be brought up on such coastal land. CSMCRI, Bhavnagar has pioneered towards addressing such issues since very long. Some of such non-under utilized/ non-traditional oil bearing plants are Jatropha cure us, Simarouba glauca, Simmondsia chinensis and Salvadora persica. Each one of these plants has its own characteristics besides eco restoration of coastal area and yielding important bio products. A brief introduction of some plants is given here :

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