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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(3): 2806-2821
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.323


Heavy Metal Status of Soils around Industrial Belts of Samba and Kathua District of Jammu, India
Mansoor Ali* and A.K. Bhat
Division of Soil Science. Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agriculture Science and Technology, Jammu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Effluent borne heavy metals in soil ecosystem can result into phytotoxic levels impair plant growth. Long-term accumulation of toxic metals in soils and their uptake by crop plants has a high potential for phytotoxicity besides entering into the food chain. Soils in both the districts were slightly acidic to neutral. The cation exchange capacity (CEC) was highest in maize wheat production system and least in pasture system in soils of district Samba, and whereas least was observed in rice wheat system in soils of Kathua. Higher organic carbon (OC) % was in the pasture system of district Kathua. The soils of district Samba is mostly sandy loam whereas soils of district Kathua are clay loam. Among the heavy metals, lead (Pb) was found to be slightly higher than the permissible limits (as per European Union standards, 2002) in two locations (Dhiansar RWS-2 and Kartholy RWS-1) representing rice-wheat production system and one location (Dhiansar VS-4) representing vegetable production systems in samba district of Jammu and Kashmir.


Keywords: Industries, Heavy Metals, Samba, Kathua, soil, Cropping system
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Mansoor Ali and Bhat, A.K. 2018. Heavy Metal Status of Soils around Industrial Belts of Samba and Kathua District of Jammu, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(3): 2806-2821. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.323