Assessment of Arsenic content in water, soil and plant samples of Patna

Arsenic content in water, soil and plant

  • RACHANA DUBEY ICAR-Indian Institute of Water Management, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751 023, India.
  • ASHUTOSH UPADHYAYA Principal Scientist, Division of Land and Water Management, ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna, Bihar 800 014, India.
  • ANIL KUMAR SINGH Principal Scientist, Division of Land and Water Management, ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna, Bihar 800 014, India.
  • SURAJIT MONDAL Scientist, Division of Land and Water Management, ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna, Bihar 800 014, India
  • AJAY KUMAR Principal Scientist, Division of Land and Water Management, ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna, Bihar 800 014, India
  • R R SHUKLA Central Ground Water Board -Mid Eastern Region, Patna - 800011, India.

Abstract

The aim of present study was to develop a database of Arsenic (As) in ground water, soil, vegetables, cereal and forage crops to evaluate the potential human health risks posed by higher level of As, in Maner block of Patna, Bihar. The total concentration of arsenic in various samples under study was determined by hydride generator atomic absorption spectrophotometer. The concentration of Arsenic in ground water, soil and plant samples exceeded the WHO guideline values (10 ppb). Concentration of As in groundwater (tubewell) used for irrigation and agricultural soil samples ranged between 11.07 to 128.95 ppb and 82.2 - 211.5 ppb, respectively, which was on an average above the permissible limit of WHO guideline value. Soil of the study area was slightly acidic to alkaline in nature with low range of nitrogen and medium range of P and K. Crops were sampled from the selected sites and result showed that in vegetables As content varied in the range of 50.8 ppb to 289.1 ppb, in forage/pulse in the range of 90.3 ppb to 241.5 ppb and in cereal (Maize) crop in the range of 40.1 ppb to 265.4 ppb. Above ground concertation of arsenic in vegetables (consumable portion) was found to be higher than cereal and forage crops.

Author Biographies

RACHANA DUBEY, ICAR-Indian Institute of Water Management, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751 023, India.

ICAR-Indian Institute of Water Management, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751 023, India.

ASHUTOSH UPADHYAYA, Principal Scientist, Division of Land and Water Management, ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna, Bihar 800 014, India.

Principal Scientist, Division of Land and Water Management, ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna, Bihar 800 014, India.

ANIL KUMAR SINGH, Principal Scientist, Division of Land and Water Management, ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna, Bihar 800 014, India.

Principal Scientist, Division of Land and Water Management, ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna, Bihar 800 014, India.

SURAJIT MONDAL, Scientist, Division of Land and Water Management, ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna, Bihar 800 014, India

Scientist, Division of Land and Water Management, ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna, Bihar 800 014, India

AJAY KUMAR, Principal Scientist, Division of Land and Water Management, ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna, Bihar 800 014, India

Principal Scientist, Division of Land and Water Management, ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna, Bihar 800 014, India

R R SHUKLA, Central Ground Water Board -Mid Eastern Region, Patna - 800011, India.

Scientist D, Central Ground Water Board -Mid Eastern Region, Patna - 800011, India.

Published
2018-12-15
How to Cite
DUBEY, RACHANA et al. Assessment of Arsenic content in water, soil and plant samples of Patna. Journal of AgriSearch, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 4, p. 254-259, dec. 2018. ISSN 2348-8867. Available at: <https://jsure.org.in/journal/index.php/jas/article/view/411>. Date accessed: 18 feb. 2019.
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