Recently, there was a growing awareness in our country about the importance of Himalayan nettle (Girardinia diversifolia) because it is found to be a sustainable source of
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2019 Prelims]
(a) anti-malarial drug
(c) pulp for paper industry
(d) textile fibre
- The Himalayan nettle, also known as Girardinia diversifolia, is a plant that produces fiber and has become an important source of income for people living in remote mountainous areas of the Hindu Kush Himalaya region.
- In the village of Khar, located in Nepal’s Darchula district, a community has been producing fabrics from the nettle.
- These fabrics are sold locally, nationally, and even internationally as high-end products.