Environmental Impact Assessment is essential for an ecologically sustainable development. The industrial and other activities of man have an impact on physical, chemical and biological processes occurring in the environment. The problems of soil and water quality in and around industries are attracting attention for the last couple of decades due to unscientific industrialization, indiscriminate disposal of solid/liquid waste and extensive use of chemicals. The comprehensive analysis is may address the soil/water quality issues in industrial areas. In this work we have taken Pharmaceutical industry as case to study the water/soil quality. The water/soil analyzed sample values are used for the preparation of Soil Quality Index (SQI) & Water Quality Index (WQI). The emerging technologies Remote sensing, GIS, GPS and field studies are used for the generation of various thematic maps. The spatial distribution maps of soil and water quality parameters are generated using ArcGIS software for assessing the impact levels around the industry. Based on the findings of pollution impact levels, the suitable remedial measures are suggested along with a proforma of Environmental Management Plan.
The Book 'Waste Water Irrigation' is an out-come of researches of about 5 years. Waste water is a great problem in developing countries like India. The waste water in India is generated through a variety of sources and its proper disposal is not an easy task. On the other hand lots of groundwater is wasted for irrigation, particularly for vegetables, which are mostly grown in the sub-urban area. Due to enormous pumping of water by the urban population in addition to the run off loss through vegetable irrigation, the water table occasionally falls abruptly in urban area, particularly during summers. In addition solanaceous vegetables are the most prominent food stuff, which is used round the year. Therefore, series of experiments were conducted through irrigating solanaceous vegetables by sewage. WQI of the sewage water and its suitability was also studied. The yield and nutrient analysis of the harvest was explored and compared to that of the crop irrigated by normal water. Satisfactory results were obtained. The book is supposed to be useful to all, involved in the researches of environment, may be from the discipline of Botany, Zoology, Geography, Biochemistry, Engineering etc.