From our correspondent
Itagar, Nov 27: The week-long scientific expedition for exploration and documentation of wild ormental plant for genetic resources and its diversity in Subansiri basin of Aruchal Pradesh came to an end on Sunday.
The main purpose of the tour was to identify, collect and prepare herbarium specimens as per prescribed methodology of diverse wild floras of ormental values. Many important areas like Parsin-Palin, Tayasimla, Biku-Rottom, Nido, Ki and other adjoining areas within Subansiri basin were thoroughly explored and a large number of important germplasms were collected during the expedition.
The collected germplasms will be further documented scientifically after they are identified by their vercular mes and other ethno-botanical data.
Further, the germplasms will be conserved at the institutiol level for use in future research and development works.
The Subansiri basin was particularly emphasized because after the completion of the 2,000 MW Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project at Dollungmukh, countless flora species of the Subansiri basin will reportedly be submerged into oblivion.
It was a median attempt to check the loss of valuable plant and prevent them from coming under endangered species category so soon. The scientific expedition team was led by State Horticulture Research and Development Institute (SHRDI) scientists Tape Gab and Olivia Moyong (Scientist-1).