TODAY -

Developing a digital database on bio-resources of NE India through a network approach among NE States
- Part 2 -

Dr N Irabanta Singh *



II. Organizing the data gathered into a structure format for digitalizing and keying in

Manipur University Centre, Canchipur
(Parent Institute)
The information was collected by consulting with village elders and herbal practitioner who has knowledge of using local plants and animals. All the species recorded were categorized as per their uses viz., medicinal, food, fiber and others. Two hundred fifty eight (258) medicinal plants, fifty (50) edible and medicinal fungi and sixty three (63) edible insects were entered into structured database format.
Collaborating Institutes
D.M. College of Science Centre, Imphal
The number of plant species entered into the database was 1216. The number of insect species entered into the database was 16 whereas the number of fish species entered into the database was 280.

Gauhati University Centre, Guwahati
The number of plant species entered into the database was 412 whereas 66, insect species were entered into the database for Assam state. The total number of plants entered into the database was 238 whereas the number of insects entered into database was 35 for Meghalaya state.

Nagaland University Centre, Lumami
The total number of plants entered the database was 150. Out of which 136 used for various purposes. Whereas the total number of insects entered into the database was 41. Out of which , 18 were used as medicine and 30 species were consumed as protein supplements.

Mizoram University Centre, Aizawl
Not clearly mentioned

The mountain Institute of India Centre, Sikkim
The total numbers of plant entered into the database was 143. Whereas the total number of animals were 12 and 11 for fishes and 2 for insect.

North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology Centre, Itanagar
A total of 120 species were entered into the database from the primary data whereas a total of 72 animal species (Insects 52 and fishes 20) were entered in to the database.

Tripura University Centre, Agartala
A total of 220 plant resources were documented whereas a total of 12 animals were documented from the local markets.

III. Development of suitable inputting and outputting systems and keying in of data

Manipur University Centre, Canchipur
(Parent Institute)
The format for collecting ethno data on bioresources were employed by all participating centre.
The utility pattern of plants and animals were studied on the traditional uses by different tribes of Manipur through the questionnaire developed. All the species recorded were categorized as medicinal, food, fiber and others.

Collaborating Institutes
D.M. College of Science Centre, Imphal
The ethnobiological data were collected from Imphal East, Imphal West and Churachandpur districts of Manipur with the help of questionnaire include local healers and village elderly persons.

Gauhati University Centre, Guwahati
The ethnobiological data of 412 plants and 66 insects were collected and entered into the structured format for the state of Assam. The ethnobiological data of 238 plants and 35 insects were collected and entered into the structured format for the state of Meghalaya.

Nagaland University Centre, Lumami
The ethnobiological data of 156 plants and 41 insect species were collected and entered into the structured format.

Tripura University Centre, Agartala
The ethnobiological data collected from the field survey revealed 50 plants as medicinal, 18 plants as food and 7 plants for miscellaneous uses. Whereas 12 animal resources including insects were used by the indigenous people as their food.

IV. Linking with other database of the Country (Including with that of Part A of the project)

Manipur University Centre, Canchipur (Parent Institute)
The information collected from secondary sources were entered into the provided database and arranged along with their images. Further linking with the database of the Part ľA of the project done but not yet linked with other databases of the country. Collaborating Institute

D.M. College of ScienceCentre, Imphal
The information collected from secondary sources were entered into the provided database and arranged along with their images.
Further linking with the database of the Part ľA of the project done but not yet linked with other databases of the country.

Gauhati University Centre, Guwahati
The information collected from secondary sources were entered into the provided database and arranged along with their images. Further linking with the database of the Part ľA of the project done but not yet linked with other databases of the country.

Nagaland UniversityCentre, Lumami
The information collected from secondary sources were entered into the provided database and arranged along with their images. Further linking with the database of the Part ľA of the project done but not yet linked with other databases of the country.

Mizoram UniversityCentre, Aizawl
Not properly investigated.

The Mountain Institute of IndiaCentre, Sikkim
The information collected from secondary sources were entered into the provided database and arranged along with their images. Further linking with the database of the Part ľA of the project done but not yet linked with other databases of the country.

North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology Centre, Itanagar (A.P.)
The information collected from secondary sources were entered into the provided database and arranged along with their images. Further linking with the database of the Part ľA of the project done but not yet linked with other databases of the country.

Tripura University Centre, Agartala
The information collected from secondary sources were entered into the provided database and arranged along with their images. Further linking with the database of the Part ľA of the project done but not yet linked with other databases of the country.

V. Preparation of C.D and uploading to the website for use by the country.

Manipur University Centre, Canchipur
(Parent Institute)
C.D. for the secondary and primary data had been prepared but uploading to Indian Bio-Resources Information Network (IBIN) is yet to be done.

Collaborating Institute
D.M. College of ScienceCentre, Imphal
C.D. for the secondary and primary data had been prepared but uploading to Indian Bio-Resources Information Network (IBIN) is yet to be done.

Gauhati University Centre, Guwahati
C.D. for the secondary and primary data had been prepared but uploading to Indian Bio-Resources Information Network (IBIN) is yet to be done.

Nagaland University Centre, Lumami
C.D. for the secondary and primary data had been prepared but uploading to Indian Bio-Resources Information Network (IBIN) is yet to be done.

Mizoram University Centre, Aizawl
Work incomplete.

The Mountain Institute of IndiaCentre, Gangtok Sikkim
C.D. for the secondary and primary data had been prepared but uploading to Indian Bio-Resources Information Network (IBIN) is yet to be done.

Tripura University Centre, Agartala
C.D. for the secondary and primary data had been prepared but uploading to Indian Bio-Resources Information Network (IBIN) is yet to be done.
The finding of the coordinated project is not up to our expectation because of the insincere involvement of some of the participating Institutes.
However, it was out first attempt from the North Eastern India. Hence, it needs appreciation for the trouble undertaken by the concerned investigator.


* Dr N Irabanta Singh wrote this article for The Sangai Express
The reviewer is former professor (Higher Academic Grade) / Life Sciences, Manipur University and former Dean, School of life Sciences, Manipur University and can be contracted at irabanta(DOT)singh(AT)gmail(DOT)com
This article was webcasted on October 27, 2018.



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