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Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

Environment
Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

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Ecological damage in the vicinity of two industrial areas of Uttarakhand

Shweta Ranghar and Mamta Baunthiyal

Department of Biotechnology, G. B. Pant Engineering College, Pauri-Garhwal Uttarakhand

Abstract

Pollutants from industries can directly affect plants via leaves or indirectly via soil and water. A study was carried near industrial areas of Dehradun and Kotdwara cities of Uttarakhand to evaluate the risk of pollution on water, soil and natural vegetation near industrial area. Water samples were checked for Total dissolved solids (TDS), Turbidity, pH, Alkalinity, Fluoride, Chloride and Total hardness. The soil sample was checked for pH and number of microorganism. The natural vegetation was checked for various biochemical parameters. The estimation of chlorophyll (a and b), Carotenoid, pheophytin (a and b), protein, peroxidase activity were studied in the species such as Tagetes, Brassica, Rosa, Morinda and Murraya. Result were obtained and compared with the control (2kms apart from sampling area).The study concluded that industrial area may be polluted with organic pollutants which resulted in change in some chemical parameters of water mainly total hardness and change in soil pH. Plant pigment and protein level was reduced in sample collected from polluted areas. The pheophytin a and b and peroxidase activity was enhanced in leaves of polluted area due to increased stress level and microbial diversity was reduced near industrial areas.

Pollution, Biochemical parameters, water quality, soil quality, microbial diversity

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Ranghar, S., & Baunthiyal, M. (2016). Ecological damage in the vicinity of two industrial areas of Uttarakhand. Environment Conservation Journal16(1&2), 179-186.

https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2016.171219

Received: 21.03.2016

Accepted: 29.04.2016

First Online: 25.06. 2016

https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2016.171219

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