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ISSN:2394-3661 | Crossref DOI | SJIF: 5.138 | PIF: 3.854

International Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

(An ISO 9001:2008 Certified Online and Print Journal)

Potential Benefits and Risks of Sewage Irrigation - A review

( Volume 7 Issue 9,September 2020 ) OPEN ACCESS

Monika Kharub


Sewage Irrigation; Agriculture, Plants, Soil, Productivity, Pathogens.


Since 1950s, there have been dramatic developments in industry and an increase in urban population. As a result, the amount of disposal of industrial and domestic wastewater has increased with the passing of each year. A large number of farmers in the scarcity of water irrigate their land with sewage disposed wastewater and observed increased in yield of different crops as one of the benefits of sewage irrigation. This paper reviews the literature about the potential benefits and risks of sewage irrigation in agriculture sector with a discussion of the diseases caused by contaminated water. The current literature reveals that long term application of sewage irrigation to the agriculture section is not recommendable.



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