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Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education award

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    22nd Jul, 2020
  • Scientist Kannan C S Warrier has been conferred the National Award of Excellence for Outstanding Research in Forestry for the year 2019.
  • The Award was given by the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE).
  • The scientist was involved in releasing three productive clones of casuarina, known as kattadi and savukku that are suitable for salt-affected soils for the first time in the country.
  • Casuarina is a genus of 17 tree species in the family Casuarinaceae.
  • The tree is native to Australia, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, islands of the western Pacific Ocean, and eastern Africa.
  • They are evergreen shrubs and trees growing to 35 m (115 ft.) tall.

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