HEAVY METALS ACCUMULATION IN SOME SELECTED CROP PLANTS AT DIFFERENT SITES OF AMBEDKAR NAGAR AND FAIZABAD DISTRICTS OF U.P. INDIA
Vijay Kumar Upadhyay and G. C. Pandey
Department of Environmental Sciences, Dr. R. M. L. Avadh University, Faizabad-224001
The accumulation of heavy metals (Zn, Fe, Mn and Cu) from different soil [Masaudha (MS), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Normal Agricultural land (NAL)] in different crop plants (wheat, maize and sweet pea) part [lower part-L (root), middle part-M ( stem), and upper part-U (leaves)] were analyzed under laboratory conditions. The result indicates that the Zn, Fe, Mn and Cu are higher in soil than plants parts. The lower parts (soil-root) of these plants species have accumulated higher amount of heavy metals followed by middle (root-stem) and upper part (stem- leaves). The order of AF (accumulation factor) of wheat, maize and sweet pea in L, M and U parts were found to be maize>wheat>sweet pea at NTPC, MS and NAL, respectively.
Keywords: heavy metal, accumulation, plants, AF, NTPC, soil