Establishment of First Gene Sanctuary in India for Citrus in Garo Hills

By: Bhag Singh

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A great deal is talked about today regarding renewable and non-renewable resources of the earth. What is not often borne in mind is the fact that even the so called renewable resources are not nearly always so. Once the eco-system has been degraded so that the critical thresh old is crossed, the process is irreversible. Recovery, if at all possible, may take centuries Genetic diversity is the result of biological evolution over thousands of years. What is needed is the protection of whole eco-systems so that their diversity and that of their diversity and that of their species can be ensured for their contribution to mans survival and well being. Mere protection of endangered species is not enough. Hence the zeal for development among the nations of the world must be tempered by an equally fervent concern for maintaining environmental stability. Balanced integrated planning must anticipate the all round consequences from which both man and nature can benefit. Ideally, economic productivity should go hand in hand with both man and nature can benefit. Ideally, economic productivity should go hand in hand with environmental stability. Dr. Bhag Singh monograph on the Citrus Gene Sanctuary highlights the efforts of Government of India towards the conservation of genetic diversity of this economic crop and the urgent need for such conservation. The north eastern Himalayan region is the natural home of the citrus species including Citrus indica which is believed to be the progenitor of the mandarin orange. This wild orange has a very wide adaptability under diverse conditions and could be useful for developing genetic stocks resistant to diseases and pests. Recent exploratory and ecological surveys have made it possible to identify a site in the Tura range in Garo hills where the wild orange locally known as Emang Narang is found. This first Gene Sanctuary for Citrus in the world Will Help to preserve the environmental conditions under which certain genotypes will flourish. It will also create an awareness to preserve such environmental wealth in the country. The book should help to stimulate interest among educated youth in the genetic endowments of our country a part from its contribution to the literature on conservation and plant genetics. Printed Pages: 182.

Title: Establishment of First Gene Sanctuary in India for Citrus in Garo Hills

Author Name: Bhag Singh

Categories: India, North East Indian Studies,

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company: 1981

ISBN: 8170221773

ISBN 13: 9788170221777

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 701308

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