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Termite causes considerable damage to the new as well as established plants in tasar plantations of Bastar plateau. In view of lack of sufficient literature on the management of termites with special reference to tasar plantations, an evaluation of synthetic insecticides viz. Chorophriphos, cypermethrin and fenvalerate, fungicides namely, carbendazim, mancozeb, Bordeaux mixture and neem product in the form of oil in different concentrations was carried out in infested tasar plantations. Among these, chloropyriphos (0.08%) was found to be more effective in suppressing the termite populations than other pesticides studied. The neem oil and fungicide treatments were found ineffective against the pest.