1 Nov 2018

Agricultural and Solid Waste Pollution

Very broadly, agricultural pollution is caused by refuse of any form from agricultural operations of any kind. In common usage, the term agriculture refuse generally includes types of waste: (i) Manure and other wastes from farms and the operation feedlots or poultry houses; (ii) Slaughterhouse wastes; (iii) Fertilizer runoff from cropland; (iv) Harvest wastes; (v) Pesticides that escape in the atmosphere or into the water supply; (vi) Salt and silt drained from irrigated land or eroded land. Environmental problems include air pollution, water pollution, and solid disposal. It is unfair to classify solid waste as being deleterious to a single part of the environment;rather solid waste problems transcend traditional environmental boundaries and contribute to air and water pollution as well as land pollution. At all levels of development human beings produce domestic wastes: at the very minimum these comprise kitchen wastes, ashes from fires, broken utensils and worn-out clothing. In a small agriculture community nature readily accepts these wastes into her natural cycle: animals consume food residues, and other materials are rapidly incorporated into the soil.

Mohd. Azharul Haque is a Scientist and National Counsellor at The Global Open University Nagaland. He has been the Chief of Training at Environmental Laboratory at the Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment New Delhi for conducting programmes related to pollution control including measurement of pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, BOD, COD, and other parameters. He has been participating in different congresses and conventions besides presenting his papers related to ecology, biochemistry, pollution, biotechnology.

Er. Mohd. Azharul Haque
ISBN : 978-81-7139-908-6
Price : Rs 1900
Edn. : 2018

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