2020, VOLUME 7 ISSUE 1Pages: 110-116
Geogenic source of arsenic and their effect on vegetable seed germination
Shyni Paul, Sudhir K. Upadhyay* and Nripendra Singh
*Department of Environmental Science, V.B.S. Purvanchal University, Jaunpur-222003, Uttar Pradesh, India
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The serious health and environmental problem arises due to arsenic, across the globe. Several researcher have drawn their attention to these problems, arsenic mainly found in soil, aquifer water/drinking water through naturally. In the present study, physicochemical and arsenic content were observed in two types of soil from different agricultural sites of district Ballia, one type of agricultural sites were irrigated by BWDI and other agriculture sites were not BWNDI. Agricultural soil sites (∑N= 209) of BWDI revealed that all soil samples have arsenic content and maximum arsenic concentration (55 ppb) were observed at sites of Basdih, district Ballia, while arsenic content was not detected on the soils of other agricultural field sites (N=∑30) which were based on BWNDI. Interesting and significant observation observed on the surveys based on farmers of the chosen sites, there are no industries or activities found who are able to correlate the high concentration of arsenic in soil except bore well water. Arsenic contents were observed in the 250 bore well water samples and their concentrations were varied with bore well depth. Beyond the 100 feet depth of bore well water showed the maximum concentration of arsenic as compared with 40 feet depth. The high concentration of arsenic, as well as its more retention time, reduces seed viability of radish and carrot plants.