Volume No. 7 Issue No.: 2 Page No.: 710-714 Oct. - Dec. 2012

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF AIR POLLUTION ON ROADSIDE PLANTS SPECIES AT DEHRADUN, UTTRAKHAND, INDIA

 

Narwaria¬ Y.S.* and Kushwah Kush

School of Studies in Environmental Science, Jiwaji University,Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

 

Received on : July 15, 2012

 

ABSTRACT

 

Urbanization and human activities have contributed maximally to climate changes, which in turn is affecting bio-resources. The present study was conducted to explore the effects of air pollution on roadside plants due to vehicular emission at Dehradun-Delhi highway, Dehradun, Uttrakhand, India. Fifteen leaves from upper, middle and lower of canopy were randomly collected of each roadside tree namely, Eucalyptus hybrid, Mangifera indica, Pinus roxiburghii, Delbergia sissoo and Grevillea robusta. The sampled leaves were used for the analysis of total Chlorophyll ‘a’ and ‘b’, ascorbic acid, carotenoids, pH and relative moisture content. From the study, it was found that air pollution has direct impact on the studied parameters.

 

Keywords : Air pollution, Plant species, Dehradun, Moisture, Chlorophyll

 

 

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