ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Threat of Arsenic to Agriculture in India, Bangladesh and Nepal

Arsenic-polluted water used for irrigation in certain areas of India, Bangladesh and Nepal is posing a health hazard for people eating food from the crops irrigated. The accumulation of arsenic in the soil is a threat to sustainable agriculture in the areas affected. These problems are not yet widely recognised. Urgent action is required to address them. The most important need is to assess the scale of the problem so that appropriate interventions can be planned.

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