Arid Forest Research Institute

Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
(An Autonomous Body of Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Govt. of India)
 
  

Dr. Mala Rathore

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Scientist-D

Non Wood Forest Products Division

 

Area Of Specialization:

Phytochemical evaluation of non-wood forest products of arid zone viz. medicinal plants, oilseeds, food & feed, gums, dyes and tannins etc. for their utilization and value addition.

Publications

Papers in International Journals

 

1. Mala Rathore (2009). Nutrient content of important fruit trees from arid zone of Rajasthan. J. Horticulture and Forestry. 1 (7), 103-108.
 2.  Mala Rathore & R.K. Meena.2010. Potential of utilizing Calotropis procera flower biomass as a renewable source of energy.  J. Phytology, 2(1), 78-83.

 3.

 Mala Rathore. 2010. Leaf protein concentrate as food supplement from arid zone plants.J Dietary Sup.7(2): 97-103.

 Papers in National Journals

 

  1.  Y.C. Tripathi, Mala Rathore and H. Kumar. 1994. A study of alkaloidal contents at different stages of life span of Fumaria indica. Ancient Science of Life, XIII (3&4), 271-273. 
  2.
 Y.C. Tripathi, P.K. Gupta and Mala Rathore. 1996.Biodeteriorative effect on chemical composition of neem seeds. Bull. Pure & Appl. Sci. 15B(2), 121-124.
  3.  M. Rathore, P.K.Gupta, H.Kumar and Y.C.Tripathi (1997). A survey of Rajasthan Flora for Seeds having commercially exploitable oil. Annals of Arid Zone, 36(2): 173-176.
  4.  Y.C. Tripathi, Mala Rathore and P.K. Gupta . (1997). Agro-Climatic variation in quality of neem seeds from Rajasthan. Bio-Sci. Res. Bull. 13.48-52.
  5.  Y.C. Tripathi, Mala Rathore and Hemant Kumar 1997. Yield and Quality profile of Neem seeds  from different geographical origins. Bio-science Res. Bulletin, 13(1): 11-14.
  6.  R.Sundararaj, Mala Rathore and Y.C.Tripathi.( 1998). Aphicidal potential of Capparis deciduda (forsk) against the green peach Aphid Mysus persicae (green) (Amphididae: Homoptera) on cabbage. Pestology XXII,11
   7.
Mala Rathore and Y.C. Tripathi. (1998). Diminishing floral diversity of arid region. Amruth, 1(13).
   8.  Mala Rathore, YC Tripathi, Sunil Kumar., (1998). Inter-Dependence of Seed Quality, Oil and Protein Content with reference to Neem Seeds of different Origins. Annals of Agric Bio Res, 3(2), 133-138.
   9.
 Y.C. Tripathi, Mala Rathore and Hemant Kumar 1998. Variability in certain characters of fatty oil from seeds of Salvadora spp. Ad. Plant Sci. 11(2): 253- 257.
  10.
 P.K. Gupta, Y.C. Tripathi and Mala Rathore (1998) .Variation in chemical composition of seeds of neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss.) from different agroclimatic zones of Gujarat. J. Non Timber Forest Products.5(1&2), 10-13 .

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Rathore, M., Tripathi, Y., C., Kumar, KVS, Kumar, Sunil (1998). Interdependence of seed quality, oil and protein contents with reference to Neem seeds from different origins, Annals of Agri-Bio Research 3(2):133-138.
  12.
 Y.C. Tripathi and Mala Rathore. 2001. Role of Lipids in Natural Defence and Plant Protection. Indian Journal of Forestry, 24(4), 448-455 .
  13.
Mala Rathore and Hemant Sharma. (2004).   Therapeutically Useful Fats and Oils of Forest Origin. Van Vigyan. Vol.41.
  14.
Mala Rathore and Rajendra Meena (2004). Nutritional evaluation of famine foods of Rajasthan, Indian forester, 130(3), 304-312.
  15. Ahba Rani, Mala Rathore . 2009. Availability of bael fruit in Chattisgarh forest their harvesting and processing .Green Farming' Vol 2(7), 465-467, 2009.
  16. Abha Rani, Pravin H. Chawhan and Mala Rathore. 2009 . Sustainable harvesting of nagarmotha. (Cyperus scaiosus R. Br.). Indian Forester. 135 (11).1579-1584.
  17. Mala Rathore (2009). Nutrient content of important fruit trees from arid zone of Rajasthan. Journal of Horticulture and Forestry 1(7): 103-108.
  18. Abha Rani, Pravin H. Chawhaan and Mala Rathore (2010). Extraction and X ray diffraction studies on starches of forest origin. Indian Forester 136(12): 1688-1692.
  19. Mala Rathore (2010). Chemical constituents from Calotropis procera–the Giant Milkweed, Envis For. Bull. 10(1):172-180.
  20.
Mala Rathore and R.K. Meena (2010). Potential of utilizing Calotropis procera flower biomass as a renewable source of energy.  J. Phytology 2(1):78-83.
  21.
Mala Rathore (2010). Leaf protein concentrate as food supplement from arid zone plants. J Dietary Sup.7 (2):97-103.
  22.
 Mala Rathore and R.K.Meena 2010. Variation in saponin content of Tribulus rajasthanensis
Bhandri et Sharma in different developmental stages, Journal of Econ. Taxon.Bot. 34(1),182-185.
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 Mala Rathore, Kishan Kumar and Abha rani, 2010. Ethnomedicinal uses of plants in south western Rajasthan, Journal of Econ. Taxon.Bot. 34(1), 212-223.
   24.
 Mala Rathore.2010. Chemical Constituents from Calotropis procera–the Giant Milkweed , ENVIS For. Bull. 10(1), 172-180.
   25.
 Abha Rani, Pravin H. Chawhaan and Mala Rathore (2010) Extraction and X ray diffraction studies on starches of forest origin. Indian Forester 136(12): 1688-1692.
   26.
 Mala Rathore.2011. Utilizing wastelands for growing Cymbopogon spp in arid zone' Agric. Biol. Res. 27(1), 32-40.
   27.
   Abha Rani, Pravin H. Chawhaan and Mala Rathore (2011). Seeds of Hyptis suaveolens- A source of mucilage.  Indian Forester 137(6): 744-750.
   28.
 Mala Rathore (2011). Utilizing wastelands for growing Cymbopogon spp in arid zone' Agric. Biol. Res. 27(1): 32-40.
   29.
 Mala Rathore.2011. Utilizing wastelands for growing Cymbopogon spp in arid zone' Agric. Biol. Res. 27(1), 32-40.
   30.
 Abha Rani, Pravin H. Chawhaan and Mala Rathore (2011) Seeds of Hyptis suaveolens – A source of mucilage Indian Forester 137(6): 744-750.
   31.
 Mala Rathore 2012.Important lesser known wild edible plants of arid and Semi arid zone of Rajasthan. ENVIS Forestry Bulletin.12(2), 56-60.

 Papers presented in Seminars/Workshops/Conferences:

1.
Mala Rathore and Y.C. Tripathi. (1998). Role of lipids in natural defense and pest control. Natioinal seminar on entomology in 21st century. 30-2 May. Rajasthan College of agriculture, Udaipur.
2.
 Sundararaj, Mala Rathore and Y.C.Tripathi.( 1998). Aphicidal potential of Capparis deciduda (forsk) against the green peach Aphid Mysus persicae (green) (Amphididae: Homoptera) on cabbage. Natioinal seminar on entomology in 21st century. 30-2 May. Rajasthan College of agriculture, Udaipur    
3.
Mala Rathore and Hemant Kumar. 1999.Therapeutic uses of fats and oils. Indo-Russian seminar, New Delhi, 24-25 Jan'99.
4.
Mala Rathore, (2000). Aloe vera: A Promise for degraded lands. Paper presented in symposium on impact of human activities on Thar desert environment held at CAZRI, Jodhpur, in feb'2000.    
5.
 Hemant kumar, RK Meena, Mala Rathore & Kishan kumar VS. 2001. Availability of some important medicinal plants in the arid regions.Workshop on conservation, propagation, Utilization and Marketing of Medicinal Plants.5-7 Nov 2001, Udaipur.    
6.
 Mala Rathore, R. Arya, Rajendra Meena, K.K.Chaudhuri (2004)  Potential of some lesser known oilseed tree species from Indian Arid Zone, Sent to National workshop on "Conservation and Sustainable utilisation of lesser known tree species". 8th to 10th March 2004 at FRI, Dehradun.    
7.
 Ranjana Arya, Mala Rathore and R.L. Srivastava (2004). Changes in protrein concentration in various plant parts of Salvadora persica under the influence of gypsum and nitrogen in arid salt affected soils. In seminar on Recent advances in Analytical Chemistry . Dept of Chemistry, JNVU, Jodhpur, 29Nov.-1 Dec 2004.    
8.
 Mala Rathore, Ranjana Arya,& Rajendra Meena (2006) Some important fruit tree from forests of arid zone Paper presented in Nat Workshop on "Forestry for Food Security" held at AFRI, Jodhpur from 6-7 Oct 06.    
9.  Mala Rathore & Rajendra Meena (2006). `Potential of leaf protein concentrates from arid plants for human nutrition' presented in National Workshop on forestry for food security held at AFRI, Jodhpur from 6-7 Oct 06.    
10.
Mala Rathore, Abha Rani, Rajendra Meena  (2007). Utilizing forest resources of arid zone for use as food. In International Exhibition & Conference on Processed Food, 29 Aug-2 Sep'07, pp.
11.
 Mala Rathore and Ranjana Arya  (2008). `Potential of cultivation of Cymbopogon in wastelands of Rajasthan' presented in the National Workshop on Spices and Aromatic Plants at ARS, Mandor, Jodhpur on 6-7 Feb'08.    
12.
 Mala Rathore, , R.K. Meena, Hemant Sharma and Abha Rani .2008. Seasonal variation of secondary metabolites in medicinal plant Calotropis procera In National Interactive Meet, Nov29-30, 2008.    
13.
 Mala Rathore and Abha Rani 2009.Uses of Bamboo as food and Feed. In National Seminar on Bamboo, 17-19 Mar'09, Jodhpur.    
14.
 Abha Rani and Mala Rathore 2009Medicinal applications of bamboos.  In National Seminar on Bamboo, 17-19 Mar'09, Jodhpur.    
15.
 Mala Rathore and Abha Rani (2009). Use of plants in healthcare: a traditional ethno-medicinal practice in Rajasthan. In International conference on Nurturing arid zone for people: Issues and Agenda for the 21 century. 24-28 Nov.    

16.

 Mala Rathore and Abha Rani (2009), Sustainable harvesting of medicinal plants in western Rajasthan, In  National Forestry Conference, Dehradun. 9-11 Nov' 09.    
17.
 Abha Rani, Mala Rathore and PH Chawhaan (2009). X-Ray diffraction studies on starches of forest origin,  CARBO-XXIV, Jodhpur, December 7-9.    
18.
 Mala Rathore and Abha Rani (2009). Sustainable harvesting of medicinal plants in western Rajasthan. In: National Forestry Conference, Dehradun, 9-11 November.    
19.
 Mala Rathore and Abha Rani (2009). Use of medicinal plants in healthcare: A traditional ethnomedicinal practice in Rajasthan. In: International conference on Nurturing Arid Zones for people and the environment: Issues and Agenda for 21st century, CAZRI, Jodhpur, 24-28 November, pp 290-291.    
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 Mala Rathore and Abha Rani (2010). Biologically active constituents from bamboo,  In National Seminar on `Productivity enhancement and value additin of Bamboos at IFP, Ranchi, 9-10 March, p 58.    
21.
 Mala Rathore and RK Meena (2010) Potential of utilizing of Calotropis procera flower biomass for production of hydrocarbons : A new renewable source of energy, , In National conference on Renewable energy for development of under-developed areas with particular reference to north-east India,  Tezpur, Assam March 23-25.value addition of Bamboos, at IFP, Ranchi,  9-10 March.    
22.
 Abha Rani, Mala Rathore and PH Chawhaan, (2010). Nutritional value of shoots of Dendrocalamus strictus,  National Seminar on `Productivity enhancement and value addition of Bamboos, at IFP, Ranchi,  9-10 March.    
 23.  Mala Rathore presented a paper on,” Withania coagulens: An important endangered medicinal plant of Thar desert” in National Symposium on Assessment & Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources through Biotechnological Interventions, 19-20 December, held in Ranchi.
 24.  Mala Rathore   presented a paper on,” Bamboo as a renewable source of fibre. Abstract in  National Seminar impact of Climate change on biodiversity and challenges in thar desert on  9 July, 2010 at ZSI, Jodhpur.
 25.  Mala Rathore,” Optimum harvesting time of some important medicinal plants of arid zone in National conference on Sustainable Production and Utilization of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Current Trends & Future Prospects held on 8-9 April at Bhubaneshwar, Orissa.2010.
 26.  Mala Rathore presented a paper on, "Harvesting of Calotropis procera flowers from different agro-climatic zones of Rajasthan for their medicinal use " in Ist Indian Forest Congress, held at IARI, New Delhi from 22- 25.11.11.
 27.  Mala Rathore  presented a paper on," Harvesting of Calotropis procera Flowers from Different Agro-climatic Zones of Rajasthan for their Medicinal Use "  in 1st Indian Forest Congress – 2011    ICFRE, MOEF, Dehradun
 28.  Mala Rathore  presented a paper on,”Optimum harvesting of Pluchea lanceolata, an important medicinal plant of arid zone, Abstract in National conference on Improvement and sustainable use of medicinal plants and non-wood forest products, held at IFP, Ranchi, on 8-9 Mar 2011.
 29.  Mala Rathore presented a paper on," Variation of secondary metabolite content in various developmental stages of Pluchea lanceolata in arid zone"  National conference on NTFP & Medicinal Plants Conservation : Management and sustainable Utilization(IFP, Ranchi.  on  2012
 30.  Mala Rathore (2012). Chemical markers as indicators of plant resistance to pests and plant stress. In: Abstract of National seminar on Forest Health Management held on 21-22 March 2012 at Coimbatore.
 31.  Mala Rathore presented a paper on," Grewia  tenax an important wild fruit tree of arid zone" in Tropical ecology congress at JNU New Delhi 10-12 Dec 2014.

 Chapters in books:

  1.  

Mala Rathore and RK Meena. 2003. Exploring Vegetable Oilseeds from Rajasthan. Forest Conservation & Management: Challenges of the Millenium, North eastern Institute of Science and Technology , Arunachal Pradesh..pp.548-593.

 Chapters in proceedings:

1. Mala Rathore. 1998. Benefitting Women through Forest Resources. Proceedings of II International Conference of Women in Science, 8-11 Oct 1998, pp117-122.
2. Mala Rathore, Abha Rani, Rajendra Meena  (2007). Utilizing forest resources of arid zone for use as food. In Proceedings of International Exhibition & Conference on Processed Food, 29 Aug-2 Sep'07, pp. 63-71.
3. Mala Rathore and Rajendra Meena (2005).Trees Outside Forest as a Source of Leaf Protein Concentrate  for Improving Nutritiion. In proceedings of the IUFRO International Conference on Multipurpose Trees in the Tropics held on 22-25 Nov'04 at AFRI, Jodhpur. pp.573-579.
4.

Mala Rathore and Sangeeta Tripathi (2010). Endangered plant species of arid and semi-arid zone. In: Proceedings of National seminar on Impact of climate change on biodiversity and challenges in thar desert, pp 173-182, Ramakrishna, Kailash Chandra, Padma Bohra and Gaurav Sharma (eds), published by the DRC-ZSI, Jodhpur. 

5.

Mala Rathore and Abha Rani (2011). Biologically active constituents from bamboo. In: Productivity enhancement and value addition of Bamboo, pp 250-256, Sanjay Singh and Rameshwar Das (eds). IFP, Ranchi. Publisedh by the India Publishers.

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