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        Abstract - Issue Mar 2011, 32 (2)                                                                                                             Back



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Effect of marble dust on plants around

Vishwakarma Industrial Area (VKIA) in Jaipur, India

 

Author Details

 

Yashoda Saini

(Corresponding author)

Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur - 302 055, India

e-mail: yashoda.saini15@gmail.com

Nagendra Bhardwaj

Indira Gandhi Center for Human Ecology, Environmental and Population Studies (HEEPS), University of Rajasthan, Jaipur - 302 055, India

 

Radha Gautam

Indira Gandhi Center for Human Ecology, Environmental and Population Studies (HEEPS), University of Rajasthan, Jaipur - 302 055, India

 

 

 

Publication Data

Paper received:

27 August 2009

 

Revised received:

28 February 2010

 

Accepted:

20 April 2010

 

Abstract

 

The paper describes the effect of marble dust on plants in and around Vishwakarma Industrial Area (VKIA) Jaipur, Rajasthan (India). Trees species growing in and around VKIA area were selected and various morphological characteristics were studied such as leaf area dry weight ratio (LADWR), Dust retaining capacity (DRC) and Chlorophyll content. In the study the effects of marble dust on selected tree species was observed. LADWR was recorded maximunm 217.90 cm2 g-1 dry wt. in Polyalthia longifolia in VKIA and minimum 98.74 cm2 g-1 dry wt. in Ficus religiosa in Nindar whereas The DRC was observed maximum 178.51 mg cm-2 in Azadirachta indica in VKIA as well as minimum recorded 66.41 mg cm-2 in Thevetie pervvianain in Vidyadher Nagar. However the Total Chlorophyll Content was also determined and it was found maximum in Bougainvillea i.e. 2.949 mg g-1 (fresh wt.) in VKIA whereas minimum for Nindar i.e. 0.784 mg g-1 (fresh wt.) in Ficus religiosa.

 

Key words

Anthropogenesis activities, Marble industries, Leaf area dry weight ratio, Dust retaining capacity

 

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