effect of textile dye on seed germination of chickpea

Research Article
Mayuri C. Rathod, Bhoomika Senjaliya and D.A.Dhale*
Textile Dye, Seed Germination, Cicer arietinum

The effect of textile effluent was studied with respect to germination and growth of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). In lower concentration the germination ratio and growth are relatively higher than the control, but gradual decrease in the germination of seeds, seedling growth with increase in effluent concentration was observed. The best germination and seedling growth was observed in 25% concentration with growth promoting effect and significantly better than control. Beyond 25% effluent, root and shoot length decreased. Thus the textile mill effluent can be safely used for irrigation purposes with proper treatment and dilution at 25%. Disposal of these effluents through proper treatment might have a positive result from the view of producing a sustainable environment. Consequently, farmers who are adjacent to textile industry areas will benefit by using treated effluent for production of crops that will minimize the use of fresh underground water for dying and other purposes