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Survey Paper | Botany | India | Volume 5 Issue 5, May 2016
Survey and Vegetational Analysis of Nrupatunga Betta
Agadi S. N. | Emmi S. N.
Abstract: Hubli means flowering creeper (now called Hubballi) is a famous tourist spot in Dharwad District of Karnataka, India. Hubli is also called Chota Bombay for being the commercial hub and important center of commercial activities. The city of Hubli is situated 150 22 36Nlatitude and 750 7 44 E longitudes, just east of the famous Western Ghats and is surrounded by hills and lakes. Nrupatunga betta is having highest elevation level and undisturbed plant population. This hilly area is situated at the outskirts of Hubli in Northwestern place. This is the place for morning walkers and nature lovers. Many people visit to this place, by its typical topographical nature. Recently Karnataka government has improved the area for the public interest as a picnic spot. Entire hillock is fenced by forest department. After the development of this area become social forestry, many population species were also coming up. At the top Revu math temple and Darga, Saimandir and Hanuman temple at the base. During visit to these temples, disturbance to the natural vegetation is more. Thus the present study of survey and vegetation analysis of Nrupatunga betta has been done. Nrupatunga Betta hillock area consists of 34 Acres with red loamy soil texture. In few area hillock is disturbed because of road construction, building construction, etc. the soil is eroded, the vegetation is reduced. The study showed that Nrupatunga Betta is maintaining its maximum vegetation only during rainy season and part of the winter season with dominant herbaceous species. The trees and shrubs are lesser in number. Due to protection of the hillock and non-grazing of the animals, there will be increase in the biodiversity of Nrupatunga Betta.
Keywords: Nrupatunga, outskirts, hillock, loamy, grazing
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 5, May 2016,
Pages: 716 - 721