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A Visionary Extraordinaire - Dr R.S. Paroda Sir (2017)

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Author: R.K. Tyagi, Sonal Dsouza, Anuradha Agrawal, Ruchira Pandey
Publication: Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources (ISPGR),Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences (TAAS)
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On August 28, 2017, Dr Rajendra Singh Paroda, Chairman, Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences (TAAS) and President, Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources (ISPGR) completes 75 years of age. This book is a compilation of messages, memories and wishes from a few friends, colleagues and relatives of Dr Paroda, to commemorate this milestone day. We had started this project as a small token of love and affection for Dr Paroda, to mark the day. By the time it was completed, we realized that it had turned out to be an excellent collation of historical account of agricultural research, education and extension development at national,regional and global level, where Dr Paroda has been associated in his long and illustrious career. It has woven together the poetry of his life, its peaks and valleys, triumph and losses, blessings and hardships. Importantly, it brings out the enormous wealth of love and affection that he has garnered in his journey of life, by relating to a multitude of people from varied backgrounds.

We are overwhelmed at the tremendous response received from over 200 contributors to this book. To each one, we place on record, our sincere gratitude. The opening remarks are by Prof. M.S. Swaminathan, followed by messages placed in alphabetical order of the first name of contributor. While some editing has been done for sake of brevity or language, the onus of the text lies with each contributor. Also, due to the paucity of time, we refrained from copyediting very critically! A few authors have contributed multiple photographs to reminisce their association with Dr Paroda, all of which could not be accommodated in the book. We thank you all for the efforts, and request indulgence of the contributors for any lacuna in editing. It is also pertinent to say that the book is not an exhaustive compilation of the near and dear ones of Dr Paroda. He has touched lives of so many people, and due to the space constraint, only a small cross section were approached. The others, are no less important.

1st international agrobiodiversity congress- Science, Technology, Policy and Partnership (2016)

Citation: IAC (2016) Souvenir. 1st International Agrobiodiversity Congress, November 6-9, 2016,New Delhi, India, xxviii+142 p.

Author: R. K. Tyagi, Anuradha Agrawal, Sunil Archak, P. N. Mathur, Bhag Mal
Publication: Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources,Bioversity International,1st International Agrobiodiversity Congress,New Delhi, India
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1st International Agrobiodiversity Congress,Abstract Book (2016)

Citation: IAC (2016) Abstracts Book. 1st International Agrobiodiversity Congress, November 6-9, 2016, New Delhi,India, viii+344 p.

Author: Sunil Archak,Anuradha Agrawal,J. C. Rana,J. L. Karihaloo,R. K. Tyagi
Publication: Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources,Bioversity International,1st International Agrobiodiversity Congress,New Delhi, India
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We are delighted to present the Abstract Book of the 1st International Agrobiodiversity Congress (IAC2016). This publication is unique as it carries abstracts based on the research and development in conservation and use of genetic resources of plants, animals, fishes, microbes and insects for food and agriculture. 545 abstracts included here offer a cross-sectional view of the ongoing work in the area of agrobiodiversity management. The abstracts are presented in the order of Technical Program of the IAC2016. Spanning the four days of IAC2016,there will be eight plenary and two evening lectures, 72 invited lectures and 50 rapid oral presentations in the technical sessions and 30 presentations in the four satellite sessions. Extended summaries of invited talks are published as a special issue of the Indian Journal of Plant Genetic Resources. This book contains the abstracts of contributions presented as posters and rapid oral contributions. Organizers acknowledge the contributors who submitted the abstracts in camera-ready form and editors for compiling in the publication by racing against the time.

Recent Global Developments in the Management of Plant Genetic Resources (2009)

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Tyagi RK, Bhag Mal, S K Sharma, R K Khetarpal, Pratibha Brahmi, Neeta Singh, Vandana Tyagi, Sunil Archak, Kavita Gupta and Anuradha Agrawal (eds.) 2009. National Symposium on Recent Global Developments in the Management of Plant Genetic Resources, 17-18 December 2009. Souvenir and Abstracts. Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi, 370 pages.

Author: RK Tyagi, Bhag Mal, S K Sharma, R K Khetarpal, Pratibha Brahmi, Neeta Singh, Vandana Tyagi, Sunil Archak, Kavita Gupta and Anuradha Agrawal
Publication: Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources
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All the plants on the earth are supposed to have some medicinal properties. Many plants are being locally utilized for indigenous system of medicine or maintenance of health but utilization of only few plants have been identified and recognized by Ayurvedic, Unani and Allopathy systems of medicines based on their therapeutic uses or the active principles, chemical composition or ingredients. The popularity and belief in natural and herbal health care systems is inseparable from traditional ethos and practices in India. Recent global interest in this area has added new dimensions of judicious exploitation of herbal wealth. The natural bioavailability of these resources are becoming increasingly scarce with disastrous consequences for the humanity. The urgent need is to protect, preserve, propagate and provide these bioresources to humanity for ensuring reasonable health care. Realising this need, the Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi has brought out this valuable publication based upon proceedings of UHF IUFRO International Workshop on Prospects of Medicinal Plants. It covers topic ranging from propagation techniques, phytochemical investigations, breeding strategies, traditional remedies to policy issues, developmental strategies etc. The information is useful for teachers and researchers engaged in the study of advancement of research in medicinal plant. It will also serve useful purpose in narrowing the gap between information and knowledge regarding these plants.

Plant Genetic Resources: Foodgrain Crops (2006)

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Author: B. S. Dhillon, S. Saxena, A. Agrawal, R. K. Tyagi
Publication: Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi, India
ISBN: 978-81-7319-580-8
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Food is the basic need of human beings. The increasing population and enhanced standard of living are placing greater demands on food-related requirements in terms of quantity, quality and diversity. The Green Revolution which significantly enhanced productivity of important food crops, nevertheless, resulted in certain fallouts as genetic erosion, soil degradation, chemical pollution and aquifer depletion. Amongst these, decrease in plant genetic diversity is an irreversible loss. As the basic raw material for future plant breeding, plant genetic resources of foodgrains are the key to future food security. Though, plant breeding has attracted the attention of many authors, plant genetic resources remain somewhat neglected. This book gives an overall perspective current status of genetic resource of important foodgrain crops (wheat, rice, maize, barley, sorghum, millets, pulses and legumes and underutilized crops). It provides a comprehensive compilation on current status of information on origin, taxonomy, diversity, collection, exchange, evaluation, utilization, molecular characterization and conservation for food grain crops. Eminent scientists and crop specialists have critically analyzed the information in view of the present and future research priorities. In addition, management issue related to plant genetic resources are also discussed. At present such information on these crops is lacking and this book fills in the void. It shall serve as reference for genetic resource managers, researchers, teachers, students and policy makers in biology and agriculture.

Plant Genetic Resources Horticulture Crops (2005)

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Author: B.S. Dhillon, R.K. tyagi, S. Saxena, G.J. Randhawa
Publication: Narosa Publishing house
ISBN: 81-7319-581-1
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The agricultural paradigm is already undergoing a shift in focus from food security towards nutritional quality. Horticultural crops besides improving biological productivity and nutritional standards also have enormous export potential. This group of crops comprising fruits, vegetables, root and tuber crops, plantation crops, medicinal and aromatic plants, spices and condiments and ornamental crops, would constitute core of any such agro-economic strategy. In addition to supplementing the economy and national food grid by providing fresh and processed fruits, vegetable, nuts etc., horticultural crops. also help to promote diversification. Depletion of plant genetic resources in areas of diversity at a rapid pace is a matter of global concern. This book profiles all scientific management aspects of the horticultural crop genetic resources including their diversity, conservation and sustainable utilization. It also addresses vital concerns regarding management of horticultural crop genetic resources from diverse perspectives and provides recommendations for action in certain areas of research that must be pursued with intensity. The publication would serve as a valuable comprehensive scientific reference for breeders, researched students and policy makers in biology and agriculture.

Plant Genetic Resources Management (2004)

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Author: B.S. Dhillon, R.K. tyagi,Arjun Lal, S. Saxena
Publication: Narosa Publishing house
ISBN: 81-7319-579-X
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Diversity of the plant genetic resources plays a key role in agricultural development. Systematic identification, characterization, and evaluation of this diversity are a pre requisite for its scientific management. The advent of the Convention on Biological Diversity led to a paradigm shift from genetic resources being considered as common heritage of mankind to sovereign rights of nations. Additionally, the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and the new intellectual property right regimes have made issues related to access and benefit sharing of plant genetic resources, a much discussed and debated topic. This book is an anthology of issues pertaining to access to plant genetic resources. phytosanitation and international developments, genetic erosion, germplasm conservation, germplasm evaluation and utilization. national policy on plant genetic resources, action plan and implementation strategies. It will serve as a useful reference to researchers, policy makers, teachers, and students.

Plant Genetic Resources Oilseed and Cash Crops (2004)

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Author: B.S. Dhillon, R.K. tyagi, S. Saxena, A. Agrawal
Publication: Narosa Publishing house
ISBN: 81-7319-565-X
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Plant genetic resources (PGR) are fundamental requirement in a crop improvement programme, and their importance has increased in the recent years with the changing scenario of ownership and legal regimes with respect to biodiversity. In view of this, an effort has been made to assemble and analyze the scattered information on PGR in a series of books. The present volume is a compilation on the current status of genetic resource of important oilseed and cash crops. It includes the current research and activities with reference to the origin, taxonomy, diversity, collection, exchange, evaluation, utilization, molecular characterization and conservation of rapeseed-mustard, groundnut, soybean, sunflower, castor, sesame, niger, safflower, cotton, jute and allied fibers and sugarcane. Eminent scientists belonging to a broad range of disciplines have compiled and analyzed the data on PGR status of various crops to highlight research priorities and activities for future work. In addition, global issues concerning ownership, access and intellectual property rights on PGR are also discussed.

Prospects of Medicinal Plants (1998)

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Gautam, P L, R Raina, Umesh Srivastava, S P Raychaudhari and B B Singh (Eds.). 1998. Prospects of Medicinal Plants, Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi, xv + 292p.

Author: P.L. Gautam, R. Raina, Umesh Srivastava, S.P. Raychaudhuri, B.B. Singh
Publication: Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources
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All the plants on the earth are supposed to have some medicinal properties. Many plants are being locally utilized for indigenous system of medicine or maintenance of health but utilization of only few plants have been identified and recognized by Ayurvedic, Unani and Allopathy systems of medicines based on their therapeutic uses or the active principles, chemical composition or ingredients. The popularity and belief in natural and herbal health care systems is inseparable from traditional ethos and practices in India. Recent global interest in this area has added new dimensions of judicious exploitation of herbal wealth. The natural bioavailability of these resources are becoming increasingly scarce with disastrous consequences for the humanity. The urgent need is to protect, preserve, propagate and provide these bioresources to humanity for ensuring reasonable health care. Realising this need, the Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi has brought out this valuable publication based upon proceedings of UHF IUFRO International Workshop on Prospects of Medicinal Plants. It covers topic ranging from propagation techniques, phytochemical investigations, breeding strategies, traditional remedies to policy issues, developmental strategies etc. The information is useful for teachers and researchers engaged in the study of advancement of research in medicinal plant. It will also serve useful purpose in narrowing the gap between information and knowledge regarding these plants.

Plant Genetic Resources in India-Developing National Policy Options (1993)

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Author: R.S. Rana, R.K. Arora, B.P. Singh, S. Kochhar
Publication: Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources
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The opinions expressed in this dialogue do not necessarily represent those of the organizations to which the speakers belonged. Due care has been taken in matching the spoken version with the presented text but unintentional slips are possible. Misquotations, if any, should be corrected in consultation with a scientific publication relevant to the topic.