FUNGAL SPORE DIVERSITY OVER GARBAGE DEPOT OF PIMPRICHINCHWAD, PUNE, M.S., INDIAAbhishek K. Bhor and Pravin B. Cholke
Aerobiology deals with the airborne particles of biological origin and their effect on living organisms. Theatmosphere of the big city including Pimpri Chinchwad is dominated by biopollutants such as grain pollen,fungal grains and piles of dust particles. These days garbage disposal is a major problem in various cities.Many nearby villages are experiencing serious health problems due to elevated levels of aerobiopollutants.Air monitoring within garbage depot has been very rare. Therefore, it was felt that if a continuous surveyof aerobiocomponents is conducted, it may be helpful in solving or suggesting a suitable solution. Thepresent study deals with the assessment of aeromicrobiota over the garbage depot of Moshi, Pune for ayear (Jan 2019 to Dec 2019). The study aimed to monitor the concentration of various biocomponents in theatmosphere over garbage depot. While scanning the prepared slides of the garbage depot for a year, fungalspores, pollen, hyphal fragments, insect parts, etc. were observed. However, during the present investigation,more emphasis has been given to the fungal components of airspora. The outcome of the present studywould ultimately help allergy clinicians in the treatment of allergies and to the Municipal Corporation fordesigning the dumping site for garbage and developing better garbage disposal mechanisms ultimatelybringing comfort to the population of the adjoining area.