भारतीय वानिकी अनुसंधान एवं शिक्षा परिषद्
(पर्यावरण, वन मंत्रालय एवं जलवायु परिवर्तन ,भारत सरकार)
 
  

Dr.Abha Rani Gupta

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Head & Scientist-E

Forest Ecology Division

Area Of Specialization:

Natural Products with special reference to starches, gums, mucilage, natural dyes, essential oil, fatty oil, medicinal plants, resins, forest food etc.

Publications

  1. Abha Rani, Pravin H. Chawhaan and Mala Rathore. Extraction and x-ray diffraction studies on starches of forest region. Indian Forester (In Press).
  2. Tyagi, M. K. and Abha Rani (1991) Efficiency of Ankur- A liquid nitrogenous fertilizer with urea SAARC countries conference on Environmenr management in developing countries Feb. 23-24 p. 60-61.
  3. Abha Rani, H. N. Dhungana and G. S. Sarma (1995) Occurrence of Vesicular arbuscular Mycorrhizal fungi in forest Nursery Seedlings in Assam.  Proceeding of 3rd National  Conference on Mycorrhiza held at Tata Energy Research Institute  March 13-15
  4. Abha Rani, H. N. Dhungana and G.S. Sharma. (1998) Occurrence of Vesicular arbuscular mycorrhiza in the forest nursery seedlings of North-East India. National Seminar on Integrated management of plant resources organized by Department of Chemistry Danielson College, Chhindwara Jan. 23-24 p. 61.
  5. Abha Rani & S.S. Bisen (2000) Screening of Vegetable dyes of Forest origin National Seminar Indian  Natural Colouring agents beyond 2000 AD held at Regional Science Centre, Lucknow  Feb. 11-13
  6. Abha Rani and Hori Lal (2003) An exploration of natural dyes from forest plants: concept and prospects National Seminar on Management of degraded forests for productivity enhancement and Carbon Sink Expansion held at TFRI, Jabalpur Jan. 15-16.
  7. Abha Rani (2003) Physico-chemical studies of starch isolated from rhizomes of Curcuma angustifolia In National Seminar on Forest Resource Management held at C. S. Azad Univ. Of Agric. and Technol., Kanpur on Nov. 15-17
  8. Yogeshwar Mishra, P.K. Rana, Abha Rani and P. H. Chawhaan (2003) In vitro organogenesis from leaflet explants in Bacopa monnieri Linn., an important medicinal plant. Journal of Non Timber Forest Products. 10 (3/4): 212-217
  9. Sanjay Singh, Sadhna Tripathi, Abha Rani and S. A. Ansari (2003) Influence of season on endogenous biochemicals and adventitious rhizogenesis in tropical trees.  National symposium on improving crop productivity in an eco-friendly environment: Physiological and molecular approaches organized by department of physiology, G.B. Pant Univ. of Agric. & Technology Pantnagar Oct. 15-17 p. 108.
  10. S.A. Ansari, Sanjay Singh and Abha Rani (2004) Inorganic salts influence IAA ionization and adventitious rhizogenesis in Pongamia pinnata. Journal of Plant  Physiology 161: 117-120
  11. Abha Rani, D. C. Kori, S. K. Choubey and P. H. Chawhaan (2005) Eulophia nuda (Amarkand): A new source of mucilage. In National Seminar on medicinal and aromatic plants – Biodiversity, Conservation, Cultivation and processing organized by Indira Gandhi Agric. Univ. Raipur on Feb. 26-27.
  12. Abha Rani, D. C. Kori, S. K. Choubey and P. H. Chawhaan (2005). Hyptis suaveolens (Wilayati tulsi) A new source of mucilage. National Seminar on Global Perspectives for Indian Food Industry by 2020 held at Laxminarayan Institute of Technology, Nagpur Feb. 5-6 p. 80
  13. Abha Rani, S. K. Choubey, K. C. Chawdhary and Pravin H. Chawhaan (2005) Extraction of starch from Careya arborea Roxb. XX Carbohydrate conference  held at Lucknow University, Lucknow Nov. 24-26 p 47
  14. Neelu Singh, Abha Rani and Nanita Berry (2006) Prospects of Jatropha curcas Linn. as a potential source of bio-chemicals in organic farming. Seminar on prospects of organic farming. Organized by Regional Centre of Organic Farming and held at Jabalpur (M.P.) April 26-27 P. 28
  15. Mala Rathore, Abha Rani and Rajendra Meena (2007) Utilizing Forest Resources of Arid Zone for use as Food. In: International Exhibition & Conference on Processed Food Jaipur Haat, Exhibition centre, Parshuramdwara, Opp. Jalmahal, Amer Road, Jaipur
  16. Abha Rani,  Mala Rathore and D. C. Kori  (2007) A source of mucilage- Wilayati Tulsi (seeds) In National Seminar on Value added products of commercial importance from natural resins and gums, Indian Institute of Natural Resins and Gums (ICAR), Namkum, Ranchi, Jharkhand.
  17. Abha Rani, Pravin H. Chawhaan and K. C. Chawdhary  (2008) Sustainable harvesting of nagarmotha Presented in National Workshop  on Spices and Aromatic Plants  organized by Agricultural Research Station and Rajasthan Agricultural University Jodhpur and held at Agricultural Research Station, Rajasthan Agricultural University, Mandor, Jodhpur   Feb. 6-7 .
  18. Mala Rathore, Abha Rani, Rajendra Meena and Hemant  Sharma ( 2008) Seasonal variation of secondary metabolites in medicinal plant Calotropis procera. 4th National Interactive meet (NIM) held at CIMAP, Lucknow Nov. 29-30 p 29.
  19. Mala Rathore and Abha Rani (2009) Use of plants in healthcare: A traditional ethnomedical practice in Rajasthan. International Conference on Nurturing Arid Zones for People and the Environment: Issues and agenda for the 21st century held at CAZRI Nov. 24-28, p 290-291.
  20. Abha Rani, Mala Rathore and Pravin H.Chawhaan (2009) Use of Bamboo as Food and Feed. National Seminar on Bamboo "Plantation, Management and its utilization" held at AFRI March 17-19, p.47
  21. Abha Rani, Pravin H. Chawhaan and Mala Rathore (2009) Availability, physical characteristics, harvesting and processing of bael (Aegle marmelos) fruit in Chhattisgarh forest. Green Farming 2(7): 465-468
  22. Abha Rani, Pravin H. Chawhaan  and Mala Rathore ( 2009) Sustainable harvesting of Nagarmotha (Cyperus scariosus R. Br.) Indian Forester 135(11): 1579-1584
  23. Mala Rathore, Kishan Kumar and Abha Rani. Ethno - Medicinal Uses of plants in South West Rajasthan. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 34 (1):212-223.
  24. G. Singh, Abha Rani, N. Bala, S. Upadhyaya, S.R. Baloch and N.K. Limba (2009). Resource availability through rainwater harvesting influenced vegetation diversity and herbage yield in southern Aravalli hills of India. Frontiers of Biology in China.
  25. Mala Rathore and Abha Rani (2009) Medicinal applications of Bamboos.  National Seminar on Bamboo "Plantation, Management and its utilization" held at AFRI March 17-19 p. 79.
  26. G. Singh, N. Bala, A. Rani, N.K. Limba and A.U. Khan (2009) Soil water dynamics and growth of Dendrocalamus strictus L. influenced by rainwater harvesting in Aravalli hills of Rajasthan. National  Seminar on Bamboo "Plantation, Management and its utilization" held at AFRI March 17-19, p. 39
  27. Mala Rathore and Abha Rani (2009) Sustainable harvesting of medicinal plants in western Rajasthan. IV National Forestry Conference held at Dehradun Nov. 9-11, p. 107.
  28. Abha Rani and Pravin H. Chawhaan (2009) Sustainable harvesting of medicinal plant- Curcuma angustifolia Roxb. IV National Forestry Conference held at Dehradun Nov. 9-11, p. 108.
  29. Abha Rani, Mala Rathore and Pravin H.Chawhaan (2009) X ray diffraction studies on starches of forest origin. XXIV Carbohydrate conference  organized by Lachoo memorial college of Sci. & Tech. Pharmacy Division, Jodhpur Dec. 7-9,  p21
  30. Mala Rathore and Abha Rani (2010)Biologically active constituents from Bamboos.  National Seminar on productivity enhancement and value addition of Bamboos held at Institute of Forest Productivity, Ranchi March 9-10, p. 58.
  31. Abha Rani, Mala Rathore and Pravin H.Chawhaan (2010) Nutritional value of shoots of Dendrocalamus strictus.  National seminar on productivity enhancement and value addition of Bamboos held at Institute of Forest Productivity, Ranchi March 9-10, p. 67.
  32. Mala Rathore, R.K.Meena and Abha Rani (2010) Optimum harvesting time of some important medicinal plants of arid zone. National Conference on Sustainable production and utilization of medicinal and aromatic plants: Current trends and prospects.
  33. Singh G., Abha Rani and Purohit C.S. (2010). Plant association and diversity of herbs and grasses in a protected area in Western Rajasthan. National Seminar on Impact of climate change on Biodiversity and Challanges in Thar Desert held at Desert Regional Centre, ZSI, Jodhpur. p 121.
  34. S.S.Bisen, Horilal, Kunhikannan,C. Abha Rani, S.S. C.Biswas and K.C.Choudhary. (2000) Role of non wood forest produces in Joint Forest Management. Proceeding of National Seminar on sustainable forest management through people participation held at TFRI, Jabalpur Feb. 7-8. P. 95-96.
  35.  Mala Rathore, Kishan Kumar and Abha rani, 2010. Ethnomedicinal uses of plants in south western Rajasthan, Journal of Econ. Taxon.Bot. 34(1), 212-223.
  36. Abha Rani, Pravin H. Chawhaan and Mala Rathore (2010) Extraction and X ray diffraction studies on starches of forest origin. Indian Forester 136(12): 1688-1692.
  37.  G. Singh, Abha Rani, N. Bala, S. Upadhyaya, S.R. Baloch and N.K. Limba (2010). Resource availability through rainwater harvesting influenced vegetation diversity and herbage yield in southern Aravalli hills of India. Frontiers of Agriculture in China, 4(2): 145-158.
  38. Abha Rani, Pravin H. Chawhaan and Mala Rathore (2011) Seeds of Hyptis suaveolens – A source of mucilage Indian Forester 137(6): 744-750.
    Abha Rani and Pravin H. Chawhaan (2012) Starch of Curcuma angustifolia Roxb. In comparison with other starches of forest origin.  Indian Forester 138(11): 1047-1051.
  39. Abha Rani and Pravin H. Chawhaan (2012). Extraction and scanning electron microscopic studies of Curcuma angustifolia  Roxb. Starch. Indian Journal of Natural Products and Resources 3(3): 407-410.
  40.  Gufran Usmani, Pravin H. Chawhaan, Syed Naseer Shah, Yogeshwar Mishra, Abha Rani , and Asim Kumar Mandal.(2015). Estimation of genetic parameters and association of growth characters in Tinospora cordifolia (willd.) Miers ex hook. F. & thoms. Indian Forester, 141 (9): 941-945.
  41.  Gufran Usmani, Pravin H. Chawhaan ,Yogeshwar Mishra, Abha Rani and Asim Kumar Mandal (2015). Geographical variation of total alkaloid and reserpine content in Rauwolfia serpentina (L.) Benth. ex. Kurz. Euphytica , 202(3):427-434.

 

Chapters in books

  1. G. Singh, N. Bala, P. Kumar and Abha Rani (2007). Managing dry land resources to increase productivity and livelihood in Indian Perspectives. In: Dryland Ecosystem: Indian perspective, (K.P.R. Vittal, R.L. Srivastava, N.L. Joshi, Amal Kar, V.P. Tewari and S. Katju, ed.) Evergreen Printer, Jodhpur.
  2. G. Singh, Abha Rani and C.S. Purohit (2010). Plant associations and diversity of herbs and grasses in a protected area in western Rajasthan. In proceeding: Impact of Climate change on biodiversity and challenges in Thar desert, Ramakrishna, K. Chandra, P. Bohra and G. Sharma (Eds). Desert Regional Centre, ZSI, Jodhpur, India. Pp. 166-172.

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