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(data from the Indian response to the questionnaire on the theme)

India reports approximately 40 000 ha of poplar plantations (1996 report, 26 400 ha).

Much of the wood, which is raised under agro-forestry systems by private farmers, is used for industrial purposes, with 60% of the plywood being manufactured from poplar.

Conservation strategies have been developed and germplasm collections have been made of P. ciliata, P. alba and P. euphratica. The last-named is being tested on moderately salt-affected soils.

Molecular techniques are being employed in studies of genetic variability and diversity.

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