A preliminary survey of plants used for fencing in and around Bhadra reservoir project area, Karnataka
Dr. K. Harish Kumar Dr. B R Kiran
In Bhadra Project area the fields and houses often face the threat of animals grazing and intruders. To overcome these problems temporary or permanent fences are made using different plants. These fences not only protect the fields and huts but also play an important role in the conservation of plants. Some of the plants are used as stumps or poles; some are binders-wire ropes- runners. Some thorny species are used for protection from grazing animals. A total of 56 plant species belonging to 48 genera and 32 families, either live or in dried state for fencing by the peoples of Bhadra reservoir Project area of Karnataka.