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Vol. 12, Issue 2 (2024)

A review on pesticide contamination in Indian water bodies


Author(s): Bikash Chandra Behera, Amiya Kumar Patel, Santosh Kumar Udgata and Dr. Birendra Behera

Abstract: India is facing a concerning environmental challenge driven by rapid population growth, industrialization, and intensive agricultural practices. This issue is even more worsened by the widespread use of pesticides, which poses significant toxicity risks. Several categories of pesticides, which includes organochlorines, organophosphates, carbamates, and pyrethroids have become essential and used vastly in Indian agriculture. One of the critical consequences of uncontrolled use of pesticides is the pollution of India's mainstream rivers. Pesticide pollution has been evident and studied in mainstream rivers of India, such as the Ganges, Yamuna, Cauvery and Gomti posing risks via leaching and runoff from the crop fields. This review sheds light on the depth of the crisis, highlights the critical extent of pesticide residues present in mainstream waterbodies. Ultimately, the goal is to ensure the longevity of the Indian waterbodies and ecosystem, also to secure a sustainable environment for present and future generations.

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How to cite this article:
Bikash Chandra Behera, Amiya Kumar Patel, Santosh Kumar Udgata, Dr. Birendra Behera. A review on pesticide contamination in Indian water bodies. Int J Chem Stud 2024;12(2):37-46.
 

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