Lantana use

Kusum Tewari

In many hill villages of Uttarakhand, the agricultural activities have been reduced considerably. The unused and abandoned agricultural fields have been invaded by Lantanas. These Lantanas has also entered/occupied much of the village forest area. It has become a big menace for the people/Families, which are still staying behind for various reasons. I don’t know if the state forest department is taking any steps to tackle this mushrooming growth beyond the village boundary. However the lantana has not become a menace in the tribal villages in Guna district of MP and also in villages of Ahmednagar in Maharastra. Matts made are used for hutwalls, ceiling, Fencing, gate, grain containers, baskets/tokari, etc and many times plastering it with mud mixed with gobar/cowdung. Some Photographs showing the utilization of Lantanas.


Tokari Jhamkhed Ahmednagar Maharastra


Toilet walls


Hut walls

Home Fenching Jhamkhed Ahmednagar Maharastra

grain containers



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