Study of eco-floristic diversity of Haripur of Purba Medinipur district of West Bengal – a proposed site for nuclear power plant

Author(s): Dulal Chandra Das, Maniklal Pati, Ghanashyam Mohato, Monalisa Das

Abstract

The coastal stretch of Purba Medinipur District of West Bengal 68 km long and very rich in plant diversity comprising of herbs, shrubs, trees and lianes. The total coastal belt is divided into ten sections of which Haripur is selected for the establishment of “The Haripur Nuclear Power Plant of India” from the joint collaboration of India, USA, Russia Government of Haripur occupied about 6 sqkm area of which 3.6 sqkm required for the nuclear power plant. The comprehensive floristic study of Haripur at present investigated for the first time and about 300 angiospermic species have been recorded. This proposed Nuclear power plant may hamper and damage the richness of plant biodiversity of Haripur and its neighboring coastal areas of Purba Medinipur district in future.

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