Angshuman Chakarbortya, Radha Krishna Jhaa & Prasanjit Mukherjeeb*
aUniversity Department of Botany, R.U. Ranchi, Jharkhand
bDepartment of Botany, K.K.M. College (S.K.M.U.), Pakur , Jharkhand
Received 28th December; Revised 4th March, 2010
Abstract : Asansol is one of the important industrial and Coal field Area of West Bengal. While making a study on the aquatic biodiversity and their medicinal uses of the region during 2007-2009, it is observed that the rural people still prefer the herbs and plants to grow in their surrounding local ponds & wetlands for cure of various diseases. This aquatic & semiaquatic plants exhibit luxuriant growth in ponds and wetlands & serve as chief and easily available source of medicines.