HEAVY METAL CONTAMINATED WATER APPLICATION AND HOWIT AFFECTS SOIL AND PLANTS THROUGH PHYTOREMEDIATIONSRIKANTH HUMNABAD AND KAMINI KUMARI
Water is increasingly being applied for irrigation in vegetable cultivation in the peri-urban zonesof rapidly rising cities. Wastewater being used by Farmers is heavily polluted with poisonous heavy metals as a result of industrial discharge and other human activities. As a result, long-termwastewater application is detrimental to soil and vegetable health. The current study looked at theheavy metal concentration (As, Cd, Cr, Hg, and Pb) in agricultural soil, water, and vegetablesamples. Heavy metals are the high-density content and not easily accumulated in the soil andwater. these metals are dissolved in soil through anthropogenic processes, like humans are usingthe metals like mercury in lab and after the use they dispose these metal on the soil surface. Whenthese metals are put on the soil surface they decompose and leach into the soil subsurface layerafter that they percolate into groundwater.