The book of green listings
They say it is one of its kind: A unique database with more than 4,400 descriptive
listings of Indian institutions, information services and publications which
study and report on medicinal plants, indigenous medicine and related subjects.
Published by the Switzerland-based International Library Association, the
book has three parts -- Institutions, Education, information services and
publications and Products, miscellaneous services and
resources -- and is essentially meant for the use of researchers, industrialists and students.
The first section deals with government and non-government
organisations and university and college research centres. The second
comprises audiovisual material, extension services, publishers and
distributors. And the last part has the descriptions of
analytical and testing facilities, gardens, germplasm banks, herb
suppliers and museums.
The appendix of the book contains lists of corresponding plant
names in Latin, English, Hindi and Sanskrit as well as a glossary of
the terms used in the text. Each
chapter of the volume is preceded by a separate 'user's guide'
with information on scope, management arrangement, data elements
The Botanical Survey of India and
the Forest Research Institute have contributed to
a large extent towards the project.
The 600-page volume is being distributed in India by the Doon
valley's renowned 'green book shop' which deals exclusively with