International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research

ISSN: 2456-0421

Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2020)

Effect of air pollutants on chlorophyll content of some crop plants near Rattan India Amravati thermal power project Amravati, Maharashtra, India

Author(s): More KC, Gawande PA, Bawane CA
Abstract: The present investigation was carried out to evaluate the impact of air pollutants on chlorophylls content of crop plants viz Cajanus cajan, Gossypium herbaceum, Cicer arientium, Triticum, Pennisetum glaucum cultivated in the vicinity of Rattan India Amravati Thermal project Amravati. The crops grown near to the Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University were selected as a control. The crops grown near to the polluted site shows reduction in chlorophyll contents. Cicer arientium and Pennisetum glaucum were more sensitive to the air pollutants showing severe decrease in chlorophyll pigments i.e 0.021 and 0.062 ug/ml respectively. However, the level of total chlorophyll content was found to higher in Cajanus cajan (1.25 ug/ml) belongs to non polluted site as compare to Cajanus cajan (0.80 ug/ml) of polluted site.
Conclusion: The crops cultivated in the vicinity of industrial zone shows reduction in chlorophyll contents as compare to the crops grown in least polluted area. The continues increase in environmental air pollution leading to decrease in crop productivity.
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