Published: 2021-09-14

Page: 103-110


Sri Aurobindo College, University of Delhi, India.


Sri Aurobindo College, University of Delhi, India.


Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, University of Delhi, India.


Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, University of Delhi, India.

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In recent years, environmental pollution has had a substantial impact on the hydrosphere, atmosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere. Today's environmental difficulties result in contamination of soil, water, and other natural resources of the Earth as a result of the release of dangerous chemicals from multiple manmade sources, resulting in a loss of soil productivity, available drinking water, pure air, and so on. Many efforts have been made, and continue to be undertaken, to reduce pollution sources and restore degraded land and water resources. More than 400 plant species, including Brassica, Vetiveria, Lemna, etc. have been identified as effective targets for soil and water remediation. Phytoremediation is a method of cleaning contaminated soils and water by employing plant species. Many enterprises in developing countries like India release untreated toxins into the environment, causing significant soil and water pollution. This article discusses the present state of phytoremediation in India.


Keywords: Remediation, pollution, heavy metal, soil, water

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GUNWAL, I., MATHUR, R., AGRAWAL, Y., & MAGO, P. (2021). PLANTS USEFUL FOR PHYTOREMEDIATION OF SOIL AND WATER IN INDIA. Asian Journal of Plant and Soil Sciences, 6(1), 103–110. Retrieved from


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