Singh, Siddharth (2015) Soil Quality of Agricultural Fields in the Vicinity of Selected Mining Areas of Raniganj coalfield India. Journal of Environmental and Analytical Toxicology , 5 (3). pp. 1-6. ISSN 2161-0525

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The study was conducted to evaluate the soil quality and impact of coal mining operations on different physico-chemical parameters of soils of paddy fields, located in the vicinity of Raniganj coalfield, India. During the entire study period, bulk density of soil ranges from 1.2 to 1.4 gm/cc, pH varies from 5.2 to 7.4, while electric conductivity fluctuated between 120 – 527 μs /cm, organic carbon content and organic matter varied from 0.29 to 2.05%, 0.5% to 3.5% respectively. The average values of available nitrogen and phosphorus was 94.2 and 5.9kg/ha. Statistical analysis of the data showed positive co-relation of organic carbon with parameters like pH, electrical conductivity, organic matter, available phosphorus and available nitrogen. Bray Curtis similarity analysis shows that there is a similarity of 96.7% between Site VIII and II and 93.68% between site VI and V.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paddy field; Coal field; Physico-chemical parameters; Soil quality
Subjects: Envieronmental Management Group
Depositing User: Mr. B. R. Panduranga
Date Deposited: 06 May 2017 10:24
Last Modified: 06 May 2017 10:24

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