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Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2018)

Agrochemicals as a potential cause of ground water pollution: A review


Author(s): Richa Khanna and Shilpi Gupta

Abstract: The increasing food demand to feed the continuously increasing world population has put a lot of pressure on our already over burdened agricultural system. The urge to grow more food has made us dependent on more use of agrochemicals like pesticides and fertilizers. Indiscriminate use of agrochemicals has increased the production of crops but it has also posed severe hazards to environment because it has contaminated the natural resources, like groundwater. Agriculture is both a cause as well as victim of ground water pollution. Various agriculture practices leads to discharge of pollutants and sediments into ground water system. When this contaminated and polluted water is used as source of irrigation, it contaminated the crop and transmits its ill effects in the ecosystem.

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How to cite this article:
Richa Khanna, Shilpi Gupta. Agrochemicals as a potential cause of ground water pollution: A review. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(3):985-990.
 

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