SRINAGAR: A three-day national-level workshop ‘Plant Taxonomy: Principles and Practices’ has started at the University of Kashmir.
The workshop, organised by Centre for Biodiversity and Taxonomy at the Department of Botany, is sponsored by the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) and Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC).
Director BSI Dr Paramjeet Singh said the entire human race and its survival are dependent on plant taxonomy and biodiversity and therefore research and documentation in the area becomes very crucial.
He congratulated the CBT for being one of the only four centres recognized by the MoEFCC for imparting training in taxonomy. “We look forward to see these centres work in close coordination with each other,” he said.
Director MoEFCC, A.K Pateshwary said: “The purpose of such training workshops could be achieved only when there is equal participation of students and experts. There is a need to share the recommendations and ideas for better policy planning.”
Dean, School of Biological Sciences Prof Azra Kamili, HoD Botany Prof Inayatullah Tahir, Dr Anzar A Khuroo and Prof Zahoor A Kaloo also spoke on the theme of the workshop.