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Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2019, 7(6), 224-230
DOI: 10.12691/aees-7-6-3
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Reclamation of Fluorspar Mining Waste Land Using Trichoderma

Arun Arya1, and Ankita Bhatt1

1Department of Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda Vadodara-390002, India

Pub. Date: November 27, 2019

Cite this paper:
Arun Arya and Ankita Bhatt. Reclamation of Fluorspar Mining Waste Land Using Trichoderma. Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2019; 7(6):224-230. doi: 10.12691/aees-7-6-3

Abstract

Largest deposits of Fluorspar ore are available in the Ambadungar area of Kadipani in Vadodara district. Reclamation of Waste Mining land is a major problem. Plantation is the oldest technology available for the restoration of lands degraded by human activity. A study was conducted to find out the plant growth in nearby area and the size of leaves was compared with normal plants. The study included growing of maize and cowpea in soil containing different percentage of mining soil wastes. Biomass of seedlings and chlorophyll contents of raised plants will provide a clue whether plantation in mining land is possible or not. Physico-chemical properties and microbiological characteristics of soil were analyzed.

Keywords:
fluorspar Zea mays L Vigna radiata L mining reclamation heavy metals and Chlorophyll Trichoderma

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