Give attention to pollution that injury crops, not on vitamins: Agri scientists

Vijayawada: Lack of separate irrigation and drainage canals and mixing of water from each sources and utilization of such polluted water for cultivation of crops, particularly in Godavari and Krishna delta areas, are mentioned to be the foremost elements for the presence of residues of heavy metals and pesticides in crops like paddy and greens in Andhra Pradesh.

As a number of Central companies together with AIIMS, IICT, NIN, CCMB, NEERI, NCDC, NIN and others have include their findings on the thriller sickness, suspected to be as a consequence of presence of pesticides in samples of tomato and brinjal, mercury in uncooked rice and likewise discovering presence of heavy metals like lead and nickel within the blood samples of the affected individuals and nickel in milk, it’s believed that contaminated water used for elevating crops like paddy and greens, was the principle wrongdoer.


For need of correct upkeep of each irrigation canals and drainage canals and as they go parallel in some elements of the state, untreated industrial effluents, home sewage, runoff water from fields the place chemical substances have been used for cultivation of crops and sources of air pollution, discover their method into the drainage canals and get blended with irrigation canals, thereby polluting them.

Scientists from Acharya NG Ranga Agriculture College and YSR Horticulture College and from different analysis centres opine that not like within the earlier days when utilization of fertilisers and pesticides was promoted to spice up manufacturing of meals grains, they’re supposed to pay attention extra on pollution discovering their presence in meals crops.


A scientist from Acharya NG Ranga Agriculture College mentioned, “It’s time the thrust of analysis needs to be extra on pollution than on vitamins, given the state of affairs the place meals crops are getting polluted from varied sources and affecting the well being of the shoppers.”

Scientists state that earlier they used to focus on addressing deficiency of micronutrients like iron, copper and zinc in meals crops as such deficiency used to make the crops weak for pests having a significant affect on the quantum of yield.

Underlining the significance of industrialisation and urbanisation for improvement of any metropolis or city or village, the scientists suggest paying extra consideration on the damaging affect of such developmental actions within the backdrop of current Eluru thriller sickness in order that it helps keep away from recurrence of such sickness in any a part of the state.


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