Abstract

Study of Salinity Effects and its Management in Chopra Bari Area of Bikaner City (Rajasthan)

Author(s): Suruchi Gupta and Ajay Singh Solanki

Natural water contains water soluble chemicals known as salts. The total salt contents of water is its salinity. Irrigation with saline water produces large physiological deformities viz. reduction in plant height or in the number of leaves or shoots. As the plant become more affected, it may appear wilted despite a moist soil and the leaves may show leaf burn. Under these circumstances, the plant may die. To evaluate salinity in irrigation water (waste water) of investigated area, twenty samples were collected in wide mouth plastic bottles and were analyzed according to standard methods. Study reveals that investigated area have salinity level above permissible limits.


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