P. Nath1, M. Das2 and S.I. Bhuyan3*

1,2Department of Botany, University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya-793101 (India) 3Department of Botany, Pandit Deendayal Upadhaya Adarsha Mahavidyalaya Behali, Biswanath-784184 (India) *Corresponding author: safibhuyan@gmail.com


Fruit plants become an important part of the human health, traditions, cultures and socio-economy as well. Present study was undertaken to study the different fruit plants used as source of nutrients, vitamins and minerals by the Tiwa community of Assam, India. Data were collected with standard methodology during 2018-2019. A total of thirty four plant species belongs to 19 families were recorded from the study area uses by the local people. However, due to over-exploitation the population of plants has been decreasing in large number day to day. Therefore, a proper study will help to make a database. Documentation and publication of these finding will ensure the preservation of traditional knowledge, cultural values.

Key words : Awareness, Deforestation, Sustainable development, Value addition, Wild plants.

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