National Biodiversity Authority

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Agro-biodiversity Hotspots of India

 

 

 

Hotspot region

Areas covered

1.

Cold Desert

Western Himalyas covering Ladakh and Kargil. Upper reaches of Lahuai-Spiti districts of Himachal Pradesh.

2.

Western Himalayan

Districts of Srinagar, Anantnag, Udhamput, Riasi, Kathna in Jammu & Kashmir, all the districts of Himachal Pradesh except the cold arid region and all the districts of Uttarakhand.

3.

Eastern Himalayan

All the districts of Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Darjeeling District of West Bengal.

4.

Brahmaputra Valley

Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Barpeta, Nalbari, Goalpara, Kamrup, Golaghat, Darrang, Morigaon, Nagaon, Sonitpur, Jorhat, Lakhimpur, Sibsagar, Dibrugarh, Dhemaji and Tinsukia.

5.

Khasia-Jaintia-Garo Hills

All the seven districts of Meghalaya, i.e., East Garo Hills, West Garo Hills, South Garo Hills, East Khasi Hills, West Khasi Hills, Jaintia Hills and Ri-Bhoi.

6.

North-eastern Hills

All the districts of Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and the adjoining Cachar and North Cachar districts of Asom.

7.

Arid western

Sikar, Nagaur, Pali, Hanumangarh, Ganganagar, Jalore, Sirohi, Jodhpur, parts of Jaisalmer and Bikaner, Udaipur, Dungarpur, Churu, and Jhunjhunun districts of Rajastahan.

8.

Malwa Plateau and central Highlands

Malwa plateau, Central highlands, the Mewar plateau and semi- arid south-eastern Rajasthan. Shadel, Raisen, Bhopal, Sehore, Shajapur, Indore, Ujjain, Mandasaur, Rajgarh Hoshangabad, Narsinghpur, Jabalpur, Mandla, Umaria districts.

9.

Kathiawar

Ahemadabad, Surendranagar, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Porbandar, Junagadh, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Bharuch, Surat, Navsari, Valsad, Banaskantha and Anand districts of Gujarat.

10.

Bundelkhand

Districts of Jhansi, Banda, Chitrakoot, Hamirpur, Jalaun and Lalitpur in Uttar Pradesh and Damoha, Datia, Panna, Sagar, Tikamagarh and Chattarpur in Madhya Pradesh.

11.

Upper Gangetic Plains

Districts of Hardoi, Sitapur, Barabanki, Lucknow, Unnao, Rae Bareilly, Kanpur, Kannuj of Central Uttar Pradesh and the districts of Maharajganj, Sidharatnagar, Kushinagar, Deoria, Sant Kabir Nagar, Gorakhpur, Basti of north-eastern Uttar Pradesh.

12.

Lower Gangetic Plains

Districts of Paschim Champaran, Purbi Champaran, Gopalganj, Siwan, Sitamarhi, Muzaffarpur, Saran, Buxar, Bhojpur, Patna, Rohatas, Jahanabad, Vaishali, Samastipur, Darbangha, Madhubani,

Sheohar in North Bihar.

13.

Gangetic Delta

Broadly includes the deltaic 24-Parganas districts, and the districts of Hoogly, Howrah, Nadia, Bardhaman, Birbhum and Murshidabad.

14.

Chotanagpur

Districts of Singhbhum, Gumla, Ranchi, Lohardaga, Palamau and Hazaribagh and Santhal Pargana in Jharkhand and Mayurbhanj district in Orissa.

15.

Bastar

Districts of Bastar, Bilaspur, Durg, Jashpur, Kabirdham, Kanker, Kirba, Koria, Mahasamund, Kondaigaon, and Rajnangoan of Chattisgarh.

16.

Koraput

Districts of Malkangiri, Sonabeda, Jeypore, Koraput, Nabrangpur, Kalahandi, Bolangir, Rayagada of Orissa and districts of north eastern Andhra Pradesh, i.e., Srikakulam, Vijanagaram and Vizagapatnam.

17.

Southern Eastern Ghats

Districts of Chittoor, Ananthapur, Cuddapah and Kurnoolin Andhra

18.

Kaveri

Districts of Chengalput, South Arcot, North Arcot, Thiuvannamalai,

Tiruchirapalli, Pudukottai, Thiruarur, Vellore, Kanchipuram, Dharmapuri, Salem, Namakkal, Karur and Dindigal.

19.

Deccan

Districts of Jalna, Hingoli, Parbhani, Beed, Nanded, latur, Osmanabad, Solapur, Sangli, Gondia, Gadchiroli in Maharashtra, districts of Adilabad, Karimnagar, Warangal and Khamman in Andhra Pradesh and districts of Bidar and Gulbarga in Karnataka.

20.

Konkan

Coastal districts of Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg and part of Sahyadri districts of Pune, Satara and Kolhapur of Maharashtra, all the districts of Goa and Uttar Kannda District of Karnataka.

21.

Malabar

Districts of Kasargod, Kannur, Wayanad, Kozikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrissur, ldukki, Ernakulam, Alappuza, Kollam, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta & Thiruvananthpuram in Kerala, Udhagamandalam (Nilgiri) and Kanyakumari districts

of Tamil Nadu and districts of Dakshin Kannada, Kodagu and Udipi in Karnataka.

22.

Islands

Andaman and Nicobar Islands and lakshadweep

 

Source : PPVFRA, New Delhi

 

Journal of Threatened Taxa | www.threatenedtaxa.org | 26 May 2018