PRELIMINARY FOLIAR STUDIES ON CROP PLANTS NEAR STONE QUARRY SITE
To find out the impacts of stone quarrying on nearby cash crops like Hevea brasiliensis and Artocarpus hirsutus, conducted a comparative study by taking leaf samples from quarry site and non-quarry site. The results shows reduction in leaf area and stomatal index and increase in concentrations of total chlorophyll and phenolics in quarrying area. It is due to the pollution stress imposed by quarrying activity and it leads to productivity decline of the crops.
SUBIN K AND JASY THOMAS