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Research Paper | Environmental Science Studies | India | Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015
Cow Dung for Improving the Ph of Highly Alkaline Soil and Indian Cow Importance from Vedic Scriptures
Sachin Jaiveersingh Yadav | Dr. Sunil Bhimrao Thakare 
Abstract: The population is increasing day by day and in order to meet the demand of population, industries are increasing their production capacities and simultaneously some industries are polluting the environment by releasing waste in environment with out treating them and eventually affecting the ecosystem as these untreated waste pollutes not only pollute water but also pollutes groundwater, land and air also and if it enter the plants through roots than it enter the food chain and ultimately affecting all the members of ecosystem. The soil samples of one types was collected from college campus only and with the aim to improve the manually contaminated soil samples by alkaline water, cow dung was used for treating those polluted samples. These soil samples were analyzed at laboratory to observe the role of Indian Cow dung in improving polluted soil. In soil samples collected from college campus only basic water was added and effects on electrical conductivity and pH of that polluted soil samples was measured. The pH and electrical conductivity of that polluted soil samples was measured on addition of Indian cow dung after 15 days and 40 days. The Ph lowered to much great extent. The historical importance of Indian Cow and her effective utilization of panchgavya (mixture of urine, milk, ghee, curd and dung of Indian Cow) and individual products mentioned in various vedic book like Bhagwat Geeta, Mahabharat, etc was studied which was suggested by the known holly persons who were using cow dung as a medicine, as a thermal insulator, as a plaster, flooring etc. The experimental observation showed that there is a effective decrease in soil Ph value. So, utilization of cow dung helps in improvement of soil properties.
Keywords: population, industries, wastewater, ecosystem, basic water, soil samples, cow dung, Ph, electrical conductivity
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015,
Pages: 1559 - 1562