India had a historic significance of worshipping the nature and that practice continues even in modern times, especially though the reverence of forest grooves. The concept of considering a part of forest as sacred near the villages most likely dates back to the pre-agrarian era and their existence has been documented since the early 1800s.

The Thar desert is rich in biodiversity of flora and fauna. In this region, despite of harsh climatic conditions several plants of medicinal and other importance occurs. In recent past due to various regions several plants have either completely lost their habitat or left in few patches only. Some of the threatened plants of medicinal importance with their uses and detais are presented in this paper.

The land feature and climate has made North East Hill region of India rich in water bodies where fishery plays the important role on the life pattern, culture, food habit and economy of the region. Some plants species stated are detrimental to fishery as they are sources of poison.

This study suggests that the payment against the cultural services from forest is possible provided the capacity of individual tourist and stakeholders is raised upto that limit. Besides this, the importance of the forest is also well appreciated by these tourists.

Schizostachyum dullooa (Gamble) Majumder (dolu bamboo) is a thin-walled
sympodial moderate size to large tufted bamboo. The species is distributed in the moist semi-evergreen forests of northeast India (Assam, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram) to Sylhet, Chittagong

Of the innumerable natural resources in India, people are mostly ignorant about the potential of Minor Forest Products (MFPs)/Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) which have been the chief recipient of poor attention. This study is mainly based on secondary data obtained from export-import trade statistics in India.

Senna (Cassia angustifolia) a native of Saudi Arabia is now cultivated extensively in Western Rajasthan. The main advantage of the crop is that it does not require the application of any fertilizers and it is not devoured by insects, animals or birds. Also the plant is eco-friendly as it can be used for developing wastelands and does not require frequent irrigation.

This paper covers different plants used in traditional cottage industries of rural. These 20 plants of 12 angiospermic families were reported after a number of randomly visits of various rural areas of Pilibhit district of UP. Plant parts used for making different baskets, ropes, threads, bags, mats, etc were listed accordingly.

The Mishing tribe belonging to the Mongoloid race, residing in Assam of Northeast India, has certain unique customs. Some of these are very intresting and perhaps very little known to the people of the rest of the parts of the country and abroad. One such custom is drinking of rice beer (country liquor) which is popularly known among the Mishing tribe as 'Apong'.

Natural plant resources yielding both timber and non timber forest products (NTFP) have gained ground in the present global scenario for rural and urban upliftment for poverty alleviation and amelioration of national income respectively.