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Contents: Introduction. 1. Geography. 2. Climate. 3. Terrain and drainage system. 4. Geology. 5. Wildlife. 6. Vegetation. 7. Aquatic plants. 8. Plant resources. 9. Floristic analysis. 10. Taxonomic account. 11. Key to the families. 12. Enumeration (ranunculaceae to poaceae). 13. Management strategies for the Indravati tiger reserve. References. From the introduction: "The 'Project Tiger' was initiated in India on 1 April, 1973,as a Centrally Sponsored Plan Scheme, with a view to conserve and increase the tiger population in their natural habitats for scientific, economic, aesthetic, cultural and ecological values; and to preserve for all times areas of such biological importance as a natural heritage for the benefit, education and employment of the people. "Presently, there are 25 Tiger Reserve in India, spread throughout the country in 16 states, covering over 33.875, sq.km. forest area, representing different forest types of the Indian vegetation. "The botanical account of various Tiger Reserves is prerequisite in evaluation of the habitat requirement for tigers, as well as for other animals and plants, commonly found in association with tigers. The various Tiger Reserves in India are : Bandipur (Karnataka), Corbett (Uttaranchal), Kanha (Madhya Pradesh), Manas (Assam), Melghat (Maharashtra), Palamau (Bihar), Ranthambhor (Rajasthan), Simlipal (Orissa), Sunderbans (West Bengal), Periyar (Kerala), Sariska ( Rajasthan), Buxa (West Bengal), Indravati (Chhattisgarh), Nagarjunasagar ( Andhra Pradesh), Namdapha (Arunachal Pradesh), Dudhwa (Uttar Pradesh), Printed Pages: 413 with 20 line drawings and 1 map + 12 colour photos.