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Under ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’, campaign on cleaning of sewerage & water lines   (21 December, 2018)

Under ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’, campaign on cleaning of sewerage & water lines, awareness on recycling of waste water, water harvesting for agriculture/horticulture application/kitchen gardens was organized at ICAR-Directorate of Weed Research, Jabalpur on 21.12.2018 by inviting nearby people/farmers. Dr. V.K. Choudhary, Sr. Scientist demonstrated the wetland/phyto-remediation technique to the nearby invited farmers/people.

Water pollution in India is a major problem. In recent years due to industrialization and urbanization in India, this problem has become gigantic. Polluted water in crop irrigation not only affects the life of present generation but it also affects the life of upcoming generations because its effect remains for long. Bioremediation is one of the eco-friendly and low cast processing technologies for effective management of water pollution. In present time more than 400 plants species are using for the treatment of polluted water worldwide. Bioremediation is one of the eco-friendly and low cast processing technologies for effective management of pollutant. Sustainable agriculture undermost by polluted water irrigation as well as other environmental constraints that adversely affected soil, ground water and human health. Inasmuch as water polluted by industrial upstream is being used in crop irrigation, in which concentration of heavy metal is elevate and thereby adversely affected sustainability of agriculture. The study was conducted to evaluate the terrestrial weedy plants like that Typha latifolia, Vetiveria zizinoides, Phragmites karka, Arundo Donax and Acorus calamus for rhizofiltration of heavy metals in contaminated medium and concluded that the terrestrial weedy plants has considerably to reduced Copper (Cu), Manganese (Mn), Iron (Fe), Nickel (Ni), Chromium (Cr) and Lead (Pb) metal in contaminated water samples. On the other hand, bioremediation of heavy metal by weedy plants is an alternative biological process of water purification and may be recommended to use in the near future for conserve the green ecosystem in the earth.

The detail of the activity has also been updated on Directorate’s website. Photographs of the activity are pasted herewith:

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