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Why Is A Plant Called Prosopis Juliflora Often Mentioned in News?

Why is a plant called Prosopis juliflora often mentioned in news?(2018)

a) Its extract is widely used in cosmetics.

b) It tends to reduce the biodiversity in the area in which it grows

c) Its extract is used in the pesticides.

d) None of the above

Answer: B
The kikar or Prosopisjuliflora was brought to Delhi from Mexico by the British more than a century ago. The exotic plant became invasive and wiped out most of the native plants and along with it the animals, which once used to roam in the ridges. With its deep roots, it had also wreaked havoc on city’s groundwater.

March 2024