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Introduction

  • Reetika Singh
  • Bechan Sharma
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Abstract

Trees are integral part of earth and human life. We cannot imagine our life without plant. Plants are the basic source of food, shelter and primary health care. Moreover, they give us oxygen, store carbon, stabilise the soil. They also give life to the world’s wildlife. They also provide us with the materials for tools and timber for furniture. Most of the plants are medicinal and actively producing the pharmaceutically important phytochemicals. Rapid urbanisation and industrialisation are major reason for the deforestation. Presently, peoples, government and NGOs are spreading the awareness and working towards reforestation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reetika Singh
    • 1
  • Bechan Sharma
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of AllahabadAllahabadIndia

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