IJSRP, Volume 7, Issue 2, February 2017 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Arshia Naaz, Saloni Swaroopa and A. K. Choudhary
Wastewater commonly use in irrigation for several crop plants growth. The reason is because it contains various important micro and macro-nutrients which are useful for crop development. However the content of nutrients in wastewater completely depends on their origin of source. Moreover such variations in nutrients availability greatly influence the particular crop growth. In the present study we addressed the effect of heavy metal industry, Heavy Engineering Corporation (H.E.C.) wastewater on growth of Vicia faba (Broad bean). Different concentrations of H.E.C. effluent (0% - 100%) were used to examine their effect on development of Vicia faba morphologies. We found that 20% effluent concentration is most suitable for development of different morphologies of Vicia faba, indeed support the maximum growth. At higher concentrations (40% - 100%) development of crop is significantly compromised suggesting certain constituents in effluent are present excess than their tolerance limit. Nonetheless, 20% effluent concentration contains optimum micro and macro-nutrients as well as other components which are useful for better growth of Vicia faba.