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Lakshmi Taru is said to have the following benefits:

This tree consumes highest amount of Carbon Dioxide and purifies the environment and can help in reducing the heat. It can grow on barren land and reduces or stops the soil erosion. It requires ver little water to grow. India has !" million hectares wasteland and this land can be used for growing this tree. Its seeds can give edible oil# non edible oil and diesel. The seeds have !" to $%& oil as against '" t" '%& in peanuts# so bean. (ne tree can give around )% to '" kg seeds and from that can get around *.% to % Lt oil and equal amount of oil cake which can be used for baker oils# soaps# cosmetics# bio+diesel. items# vegetable

It has medicinal value# can be used to treat malaria and diarrhea. The pulp of the seeds can be used for compost or drinking ,uice. The cover of the seeds can be used for making of card board. The wood of the tree can be used to make light furniture.

Simarouba saplings are sturdy in nature and can survive under all types of terrain and soils with some depth for the roots to penetrate. Simarouba survives under rain fed conditions with rainfall around 400 mm. It can grow in all types of degraded soils and waste lands. It is not grazed by cattle, goat or sheep. It sheds large quantities of leaves, which makes soil more fertile. It protects the soil from parching due to hot sun shine. Its seed contains !" edible oil. #ilseed cake is of best $%& value. Its fruit is also edible with sweet pulp. 'll its parts have medicinal value. It has a life of about (0 years. Its wood is termite resistant. It is not attacked by insects and pests. Its long roots prevent soil erosion. )*#+I,%'*-. -his eco+friendly tree with well+developed root system and with evergreen dense canopy efficiently checks soil erosion, supports soil microbial life, and improves groundwater position. /esides converting solar energy into biochemical energy all round the year, it checks overheating of the soil surface all through the year and particularly during summer. 0arge scale planting in the wastelands facilitates wasteland reclamation, converts the accumulated atmospheric carbon dio1ide into o1ygen and contributes to the reduction of green house effect2global warming.

3S)S. Seeds contain 0+(!" oil that can be e1tracted by conventional methods. )ach well+grown tree yields 4! to 50 &g nut+lets equivalent to 6.!+! &g oil and about the same quantity of oilcake. -his amounts to 4000+6000 &g oil2ha2year 7400+800 &g2acre2year9 and about the same quantity of oilcake. -he oil is largely used in the preparation of bakery products in *entral 'merica. In India too it can be used in the manufacture of vanaspati, vegetable oil and2or margarine. -he oil is free from bad cholesterol. It can be also used for industrial purposes in the manufacture of /io+fuels, soaps, detergents, lubricants, varnishes, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals etc. -he oilcake being rich in nitrogen 78"9, phosphorus 74.4"9 and potash 74.6"9, is good organic manure. -he shells can be used in the manufacture of particleboard, activated charcoal or as fuel. -he fruit pulp, rich in sugars 7about 44"9 can be used in the preparation of beverages. -he pulp along with leaf litter can be economically used in the manufacture of :ermi compost 7about 8 tons2ha2year or 5 tons2acre2year9. -he bark and leaves are medicinally important. -he wood is generally insect resistant and is used in the preparation of quality furniture, toys, in match industry, as pulp 7in paper making9 and as fuel.

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