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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 7, Special Issue 2 (2018)

Assessment of arsenic content in water and soils of arsenic affected villages of Ambagarh Chowki block

Author(s):

R Kumar, R Banwasi, NS Bhogal, LK Shrivastava

Abstract:
Samples of water and soil were collected and analyzed for arsenic content from ten arsenic contaminated villages <em>viz</em>. Kaudikasa, Joratarai, Atergaon, Biharikala, Arajkund, Jadutola, Magatola, Sangli, Telitola, and Sonsaytola of block Ambagarh Chowki, district Rajnandgaon. The As content in different samples<em> </em>of<em> </em>water sources <em>viz.</em> Hand Pumps for drinking purpose, was ranged 0.03 to 0.75 mg L<sup>-1</sup> with mean value of 0.32 mg L<sup>-1</sup> found much above the (WHO) <sup>[1]</sup> recommended As limit (0.01 mg L<sup>-1</sup> for drinking water). The concentration of arsenic in tube well and pond water for irrigation purpose were also varied 0.08 to 0.49 and 0.01 to 0.29 mg L<sup>-1</sup>, with the mean value of 0.29 and 0.09<strong> </strong>mg L<sup>-1</sup>, respectively. Among all the tube well samples only one sample of village Atargaon-2 (0.08 mg L<sup>-1</sup>) was found under the permissible limit (0.10 mg L<sup>-1</sup>, FAO, 1985) <sup>[2]</sup> for irrigation purpose. The concentration of arsenic in pond water (0.09 mg L-1) was lower than the tube well water (0.29 mg L<sup>-1</sup>) in affected villages of Ambagarh Chowki. The As distribution in the three soil orders namely <em>Vertisols</em>,<em> Alfisols </em>and <em>Inceptisols</em> was varied over the ten villages were ranges 2.05-8.48 mg kg<sup>-1</sup>. All the soil orders were recognized under the permissible limits given by FAO (50 mg kg<sup>-1</sup>). The maximum concentration 8.48 mg kg<sup>-1</sup> of arsenic was recorded in village Kaudikasa-1 and the minimum 2.05 mg kg<sup>-1</sup> in village Arajkund-1.

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How to cite this article:
R Kumar, R Banwasi, NS Bhogal, LK Shrivastava. Assessment of arsenic content in water and soils of arsenic affected villages of Ambagarh Chowki block. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(2S):95-97.

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