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Article – Journal of Environmental Sciences

Journal of Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Volume 3,Issue 1,2017 Pages 149-152

Evaluation of Growth, Physiology and Yield of Mung Bean (Vigna radiata) by Inoculating Isolated Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria from Pharmaceutical Wastewater
D. Dutta*, D. Kundu, J.K. Datta

Pharmaceutical effluents are hazardous to the environment producing enormous toxicity. But this effect can be utilized for the betterment of growth in the agricultural fields. Non-symbiotic nitrogen fixing bacteria were isolated from this effluent and used for the growth of wheat. A field work was conducted for this. This species of bacteria was used for the growth of mung bean with its two treatments along with control. A drastic change was observed after 60 DAS (Days After Sowing). There was an increase in the agricultural production, improvement in the soil properties, and increase in soil fertility. The other growth criterions like root and shoot length, root and shoot fresh and dry weight, chlorophyll content and other yield parameters were also measured, which were found to be increased by this bacterial inoculation effect. This study shows how we can use a toxic effluent for the better yield of agricultural crops and obviously it might prove to be a boon to our environment and farmers.

Keywords: Mung Bean; Pharmaceutical Effluent; Bacterial Inoculants; Soil Quality;