Ecological Assessment of Forest Areas Falling under Kol Dam Hydroelectric Project in Bilaspur District of Himachal Pradesh.

Principal Investigator: Dr. R.K. Verma, Scientist-F

Survey was conducted in many of the Hydro-electric Project Sites. However, the findings of Kol Dam Hydroelectric Project Site -which rather falls in Sub-tropical to sub-temperate climate revealed the presence of 227 plant species belonging to 77 families and 194 genera.When considered micro-climatically within the state- recorded the presence of 129 plants of medicinal value. The plant species viz; Zanthoxylum armatum, Gloriosa superba, Roylea cinerea, Valeriana jatamansi, Taxus wallichiana were fall in the category of threatened medicinal plants.

Cassia fistula

Punica granatum

Calotropis procera