Prof. Appa Rao Podile, Vice Chancellor, University of Hyderabad Inaugurated Herbal Garden Facility at School of Life Sciences

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Added on: 12 Aug 2020

Herbal garden is established at School of Life Sciences and inaugurated by Prof. Appa Rao Podile, Vice Chancellor, University of Hyderabad on 12 Aug 2020 at 10 AM. About 250 medicinal plants of 60 species possessing various medicinal properties have been planted in the garden including rare and endangered species. This facility was established under the leadership of Prof. S. Dayananda, Dean, School of Life Sciences and the guidance of Prof. Attipalli R. Reddy, Emeritus Professor, Department of Plant Sciences and former Vice Chancellor, Yogi Vemana University. The herbal garden was developed under the close supervision of Prof. Sarada D. Tetali, Faculty Coordinator, Herbal Garden Committee and Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, Prof. G. Padmaja, Head, Dept. of Plant Sciences, Shri C.P. Sharma, Senior Horticulturist and other members of the Committee, University of Hyderabad. Dr. A.M. Reddy, Associate Professor, Dept. of Botany, Yogi Vemana University has provided about 25 medicinal plant species and others were procured from the Pragati Resorts, Hyderabad. This facility is created to support the teaching and research activities relevant to medicinal plants in the School of Life Sciences and also will become a repository centre for the rare and endangered medicinal plants of various health benefits. The Vice Chancellor lauded the efforts of the Dean and the Committee in creating the facility within a short period especially during this pandemic time. The inaugural function was attended by faculty members and other fraternity of the University. The School of Life Sciences envisages to expand the facility and further intensify the research on medicinal plants to explore these resources for treating various health ailments by mobilizing funding from various sources.

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