Ved D K


Contributed to and guided the design and development of Methodologies for:

  • Rapid Threat Assessment of Medicinal Plants using CAMP-Conservation Assessment and Management Prioritization process for applying IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria.
  • In-situ conservation Strategy for Conservation of wild Medicinal Plants Resources in India (through MPCA-Medicinal Plants Conservation Area network). This has been a cost effective strategy currently under implementation in more than 100 forest sites across the country.
  • Multi-facet database on Indian Medicinal Plants and Traditional Knowledge.

Comprehensive studies and Surveys:

  • National survey for assessment of Demand and supply of medicinal plants in India (2006-07).
  • Distribution mapping of wild Indian medicinal plants (more than 2400 species) and Eco-geographical mapping of high priority species using GIS.
  • Reassessment of Demand and Supply of medicinal plants in India, in collaboration with ICFRE, during 2015-17 (supported by NMPB).

Influenced the programs and policies relating to medicinal plants as a member of expert committees of

  • National Medicinal Plants Board, Department of AYUSH, Government of India.
  • Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India- As PI of the Centre of Excellence in Medicinal Plants and Traditional Knowledge at FRLHT.
  • National Biodiversity Authority, Government of India (Expert Committees on Medicinal Plants and bio-resources Normally Traded as Commodities).

I am interested to engage with PhD students, young people interested in designing and executing innovative educational and outreach programs related to:

  1. Conservation of medicinal plants.
  2. Assessment of conservation status of wild medicinal plants using IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria.
  3. Assessment of supply and demand of medicinal plants in India.

Some of my important publications:

  • G. S. Goraya, D. K. Ved, 2017 “ Medicinal Plants in India : An assessment of their Demand and Supply , NMPB and ICFRE.
  • D. K. Ved, G. S. Goraya, 2008, Demand and supply of medicinal plants in India. Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions (Bangalore, India), India. National Medicinal Plants Board.Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun.
  • K. Ravikumar, D. K. Ved, 2000, 100 Red Listed Medicinal Plants of Conservation Concern in Southern India.
  • D. K. Ved, Sumy Oommen, Archana Singh, 2004, Seed Storage Practices for selected tropical Indian Medicinal Plants, Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions, Bangalore
  • Sumy Oommen, D. K. Ved, R. Krishnan, 2000, Tropical Indian Medicinal Plants: Propagation Methods, Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions, Bangalore
  • D.K.Ved, Sumy Oommen and Archana Singh. 2004. Cultivation of Commercially Important Indian Medicinal Plants. FRLHT, Bangalore.


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