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Dr. Vartika received Biodiversity Conservation Award 2022 by IFEE, Kolkata.

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03 Oct 22
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Dr. Vartika received Biodiversity Conservation Award 2022 by IFEE, Kolkata.

Udaipur. International Foundation for Environment and Ecology (IFEE), Kolkata, conferred Biodiversity Conservation Award 2022 to Dr. Vartika Jain, Assistant Professor at Govt. Meera Girls College, Udaipur, Rajasthan. Dr. Jain received this award for her extensive work on the conservation of various aspects of biodiversity; the most important among them is the conservation of the medicinal plant Semal (Bombax ceiba) tree in the Udaipur district as a Secretary, Society for Microvita Research and Integrated Medicine (SMRIM), Udaipur, Rajasthan since 2006 through awareness talks among various groups including students, NSS volunteers, rural and urban intellectual masses, group discussion, paper presentations in Conferences and Seminars, publication of popular articles in magazines and newspapers, pamphlet distribution, social media, as well as through massive plantation of Semal tree saplings at various places in and around Udaipur city and also providing eco-friendly alternate of using Iron Holi-pole rather than Semal tree pole for Holika-Dahan festival since 2011. Dr Vartika also published the First book devoted to the plant Semal and organized an exclusive National Seminar on Red Silk Cotton Tree on the occasion of “Semal Day” in virtual mode on 16th February 2022. Besides, she has also worked for Conservation of Adansonia digitata (Kalpvriksha) since 2009 by developing its saplings and planting at various places in and around Udaipur city and also creating awareness for water conservation through Rain water harvesting, solar energy conservation, and biodiversity conservation through popular articles and talks at various platforms.


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