Nature lovers will have free access to peer- reviewed data on more than 10,000 types of plants from peninsular India and this has been made conceivable by Indian Institute of Science (IISc’s) Center for Ecological Sciences (CES) by building up a site named Digital Flora of Peninsular India.
On March 2, 2019, the site was propelled by Lakshmi Narayanan, former CEO and VC of Cognizant Technologies and Kameswara Rao retired chair of the Department of Sericulture and Botany, Bangalore University. The pair has been instrumental in advancing this activity: Mr. Narayanan made a personal commitment to this reason and the database committee of chaired was led by Kameswara Rao.
Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India, K VijayRaghavan complimented Mr. Rao and his staff. So as to contact a more extensive group of audience, he proposed that they will soon promote the site in Kannada to grab more visitors. Accordingly, the Chair of CES, Rohini Balakrishnan, guaranteed him that acquiring the site in several languages out was on the cards.
Whenever Mr. Rao took control in 2007, by building up an online database that would contain data about each plant species: its vernacular name, taxonomic description, flowering time, habitat distribution, conservation status and considerably more, he chose to rehash the herbarium. To achieve this he brought many volunteers together who digitized and aggregated records of plant sample, and software engineers, who made the database.
So his group finished broad biological reviews to guarantee the data is exact and up-to-date