Proceedings of First Indo-US Workshop on Green Chemistry

  Wealth of India

  ISA on CD-ROM                       

  The Treatise on Indian Medicinal Plants

  Compendium of Indian Medicinal Plants

  The Useful Plants of India

  Status Report on Aromatic and Essential Oil-bearing Plants in NAM Countries

  Status Report on Cultivation of Medicinal Plants in NAM Countries

  Plants for Reclamation of Wastelands

  Miscellaneous Publications

Proceedings of First Indo-US Workshop on Green Chemistry

Proceedings of First Indo-US Workshop on Green Chemistry’ supported by International Chapter on Green Chemistry of American Chemical Society, which highlights the state-of-the-art and future prospects of green chemistry research, may contribute towards serving the objective of sustainable development by eliminating the production and use of hazardous chemicals and providing new and efficient ways for environmentally benign management of chemicals. It will also encourage the chemists for facilitating further promotion of ‘Green Chemistry’ which will benefit all mankind


Books on Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Science

The Treatise on Indian Medicinal Plants

Editor: Prof. Asima Chatterjee & Dr S.C. Pakrashi

It is a 5-volume publication containing information on the medicinal plants of India, with a thrust on their therapeutic uses. The write-up on each plant includes its vernacular name, occurrence and distribution, botanical description, important chemical constituents of the plant extract, besides its use in medicine. A distinctive feature of the book is inclusion of authentic Sanskrit Sloka, in Devanagari and Roman scripts. A Sloka documents the therapeutic uses of the related plant. These volumes are profusely illustrated in colours/black & white pictures of the related plant for its proper identification




Vol I


Rs 450.00

US $  90.00

Vol II


Rs 300.00

US $  80.00



Rs 350.00  -

Vol IV


Rs 400.00  -

Vol V


Rs 500.00  -

Vol VI


Rs 700.00



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Compendium of Indian Medicinal Plants

Authors: R.P. Rastogi & B.N. Mehrotra

This 6-volume publication provides information on Indian medicinal plants with a thrust on chemical aspects. It contains information on isolation of compounds from  plants and describes their biological activities, which make the series a highly useful collection. The first volume describes about 1200 plants covering the period 1960-1969; vol. 2 covers the period 1970-79 and describes 1084 plants; vol. 3 covers the period 1980-89 and vol. 4 covers the period 1990 onwards.





Vol. I


 Rs 300/=   

US $ 90.00

Vol. II 


 Rs 550/=   

US $ 100.00

Vol. III


 Rs 600/=  

US $  100.00

Vol. IV


 Rs 750/=  

US $  120.00

Vol. V 


 Rs 1000/= 

US $ 200.00

Vol  VI


 Rs 315/=  

US $   80.00

Set (Vol I-Vol II)


 Rs 3500/=  

US $  650.00

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The Useful Plants of India

Rs. US $
81-85038-02-3 500/- 100.00  

It provides information on economic plants of India and may be regarded birds eye view of ‘Wealth of India’ containing information on about 5000 plants species. The plants are mentioned in alphabetical orders of their botanical names along with their families. Names in Indian languages, common English names and regional and trade names make it a wonderful collection.  

Status Report on Aromatic and Essential Oil-bearing Plants in NAM Countries

Rs. US $
Akhtar Husain 81-900468-0-9 400/-


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Status Report on Cultivation of Medicinal Plants in NAM Countries

Rs. US $
Akhtar Husain  81-7236-127-0 300/-


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Plants for Reclamation of Wastelands


Rs. US $
TCS Sastry & K Y Kavathekar 81-85038-89-9  500/- 100.00  

This book describes various types of wastelands, their characteristics, causes importance of green cover, role of nitrogen-fixing plants, energy crops and the related issues. Out of the 1003 species dealt with, the major ones are described in alphabetical order with emphasis on reclamation. Classified lists of plants are provided according to their suitability for different types of wastelands and also according to their economic value.  


Miscellaneous Publications


Title Author/Editor ISBN Price
Rs. US $

A Dictionary of Flowering Plants in India  

H. Santapau &
A. N. Hanry
81-7236-190-4    250/-   80.00  
Handbook on Herbaria in India and Neighbouring Countries   M V Viswanathan,
H B Singh,
P R Bhagwat
81-7236-212-9 350/-  100.00  
History of Calendar   M. N. Saha &
N. C. Lahiri  
  150/- 80.00
Ocean Technology Perspectives   Sushil Kumar,
Vikram V. Agadi,
V. Keshvadas,
B. N. Desai  
81-7236-095-9  1000/- 150.00
Non-Antibiotics: A new class of Unrecognised Antimicrobics   A. N. Chakrabarty, Joseph Molnar,
Sujata G. Dastidar & Noboru Motohashi  
81-7236-183-1 1000/- 100.00  
Plant Food Flavours Santosh Mehtani &
P. K. Ingle  
81-7236-204-8 400/- 80.00
Supplement to Cultivation & Utilization of Medicinal Plants S. S. Handa &
M. K. Kaul  
  900/- 150.00  
Supplement to Cultivation & Utilization of Aromatic Plants   S. S. Handa &
M. K. Kaul  
  600/- 120.00  

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Book Exhibitions

To reach the buyer directly, NISCAIR participates in most of the Book Fairs organised in the country at state, national and international levels.  It also has an Exhibition-cum-Sale Van through which display-cum-sale of NISCAIR publications is done on regular basis in schools, colleges, IIT, Delhi University, CSIR labs, IARI, major office complexes and other important locations in and around Delhi.

Through this campaign, NISCAIR takes the books to the buyer’s doorstep and offers a Special Discount of 10% too.


Indian Science Abstracts

Rs. US $
0019-6339    1800/- 600.00  

Indian Science Abstracts (ISA) is a semi-monthly abstracting journal which has been reporting scientific work done in India since 1965.  Original research articles short communications, review articles, and informative articles published in scientific and technical periodicals, proceedings of conferences and symposia, monographs and other publications, as well as patents, standards and theses are reported in ISA.

Indian Science Abstracts on CD-ROM

ISA on CD-ROM is a cumulative database of nearly 2 lakhs Indian science abstracts covering the period from  January 1990 to December 1999.  The database is searchable by a variety of parameters such as keyword, author, corporate author, ISA issue number & year of publication, source journal, and type of document.  The retrieval software is Windows based and user friendly.

ISA on CD-ROM is an excellent replacement for hardcopy of ISA leading to considerable saving in shelf space, and also an electronically searchable collection on Indian Science.

Salient Features

·         Value added information source for Indian R&D activities
·         Single source of comprehensive S&T information generated in India in the last decade
·         Cumulative data from 1990 onwards carrying about 2 lakh abstracts
·         Facilities for powerful querying through a combination  of different parameters
·         Windows based graphic user interface
·         User friendly software

Price: Rs.10,000/-    Special offer for those who have subscribed to ISA in hard copy form.
Rs.500/- off for every year of subscription subjected to a maximum of Rs.5,000/-

Contact Person: Editor, ISA