Effect of Cement Dust on Soil Chemical Properties in the Vicinity of a Cement Factory, Ramnagar Chandauli, India

Shubhangi Srivastava

Department of Environmental Science and NRM, SHUATS, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Abhishek James *

Department of Environmental Science and NRM, SHUATS, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Ibadaiahun Myrthong

Department of Environmental Science and NRM, SHUATS, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


The present study was carried out to assess the effect of cement dust deposition on the chemical properties of soil in the vicinity of Jai Laxmi cement factory, Ramnagar, Chandauli. Soil samples were collected and analyzed and compared with control site and standard soil classification. Comparison of soil chemical parameters revealed that cement dust from factory effect the soil quality surrounding cement factory. pH was found to be neutral to slightly alkaline near cement factory. EC (Electrical Conductivity) was in non-saline range. Soil organic carbon and SOM (Soil Organic Matter) was in medium range. NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium) was also high in affected range than the control site. At present it may not be that serious but if this trend continues soil properties of a vast area is likely to be change indirectly affecting flora, fauna, and human being.

The present study was conducted to assess the soil chemical properties and effect of cement dust on the soil quality in the surroundings area of the Jai Laxmi Cement factory, situated at the industrial region of Ramnagar, Chandauli. Assessment of chemical properties of soil leads to the managing of resources while working with soil of a region. The specific analysis of this factor and different parameters testing related to this study is much needed to check the effects of cement dust from factory on soil because soil is our life-supporting system and plays a vital role in the earth’s ecosystem. Besides all the goodness, the soil quality is degrading day-by-day due to rapid urban-industrial growth and improper use and management of soil.

The objective of study attempts to analyse the impact of these industrial activities and its interferences on the soil quality present in the vicinity of Jai Laxmi cement factory, Ramnagar Chandauli. It was done so to study the chemical parameters of soil in the vicinity of the Jai Laxmi cement factory, Ramnagar Chandauli and to Compare the affected soil sample with the standard soil classification.

Keywords: Chemical properties, soil quality, cement dust, modernization, NPK, SOM

How to Cite

Srivastava , Shubhangi, Abhishek James, and Ibadaiahun Myrthong. 2023. “Effect of Cement Dust on Soil Chemical Properties in the Vicinity of a Cement Factory, Ramnagar Chandauli, India”. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science 35 (20):103-12. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijpss/2023/v35i203790.


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