Vol. 1, Issue 5 (2016)
Effect of industrial dust deposition on photosynthetic pigment chlorophyll and growth of selected plant species in Kalunga Industrial areas, Sundargarh, Odisha
Author(s): Shradhanjali Swain, Samarendra Narayan Mallick, Pramila Prasad
Abstract: The paper describes the effect of industrial dust on plants around Kalunga Industrial areas, of Sundargarh District, Odisha. Kalunga industrial is mostly known for the sponge iron and chemical factories. It is main hub for the production of steel and chemicals for the export in Odisha. Plant species growing in and around Industrial areas of Kalunga were selected within 2km far from the industries periphery. Various morphological characteristics and effect of dust on chlorophyll pigment were studied and observed the effect of dust particle on growth of the plant species. In the study the effects of industrial dust on selected tree species was observed and which will help tin managing development of green belt to reduce the air pollution in the study area.