IJSRP, Volume 2, Issue 10, October 2012 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Kiran D. Ladwani, Krishna D. Ladwani, Vivek S. Manik, D. S. Ramteke
The population increase has not only increased the fresh water demand but also increased the volume of wastewater generated. Treated or recycled wastewater (RWW) appears to be the only water resource that is increasing as other sources are dwindling. Increasing need for water has resulted in the emergence of domestic wastewater application for agriculture and its relative use. In the present study, crops were irrigated with groundwater and domestic wastewater. Each crop was applied at recommended NPK dose of fertilizers for treatment. The use of the domestic wastewater has shown improvement in the physicochemical properties of the soil, yield along with the nutrient status as compared to the application of groundwater. The results showed better crop growth with increased fertility status of the soil. The findings give applicable advice to commercial farmers and agricultural researchers for proper management and use of domestic wastewater for agricultural purpose.