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Study of air pollution tolerance Index of plants growing in Pithampur Industrial area sector 1, 2 and 3, Indore, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Botany, Govt. Holkar Science College,Indore,MP, INDIA
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  • 2Department of Biochemistry,Govt. Holkar Science College,Indore,MP, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 1, Issue (ISC-2011), Pages 172-177, (2012)


Clean air, pure water and nutritious food are basic amenities of life but the quality of air, water and land is deterioratingcontinuously. Industrial air pollution is more complex than most other environmental challenges. No physical or chemical methodis known to ameliorate industrial air pollutation. A suitable alternative way is to grow green plants in and around industries.). Airpollution tolerance level differs from plant to plant. Response of plants towards air pollution was assessed by air pollutiontolerance Index (APTI value. We studied air pollution tolerance Index (APTI value) of six plant species i.e Azadirechata indica(Neem) ,Calotropis gigantea, (Aak), Dalbergia sissoo (Shishum), Euginia jambolana(Jamun),Mangifera indica(Aam) and Neriumindicum (Kaner) growing in Pithampur Industrial area sector 1, 2 and 3. The highest APTI was observed in C. gigantea (19.3842)ans lowest in A. indica (7.8796). The highest reduction in APTI was noted in Industrial area sector-3, indicating highest airpollution in that area.


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