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Bioremediation of Salt Affected Soils: An Indian Perspective

  • Sanjay Arora
  • Atul K. Singh
  • Y.P. Singh


  • Summarizes sustainable management technologies for salt-affected soils

  • Casts new light on methods of enhancing productivity of sodic soils

  • Enriches understanding of the rehabilitation of degraded lands vis-a-vis the economics of farmers


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Sanjay Arora, Meghna Vanza
    Pages 87-100
  3. Shiv Ram Singh, Deeksha Joshi, Nidhi Tripathi, Pushpa Singh, Tapendra Kumar Srivastava
    Pages 101-131
  4. R. S. Yadav, M. K. Mahatma, P. P. Thirumalaisamy, H. N. Meena, D. Bhaduri, Sanjay Arora et al.
    Pages 133-156
  5. Ratna Trivedi
    Pages 157-171
  6. T. J. Purakayastha, Asit Mandal, Savita Kumari
    Pages 211-231
  7. Madhu Choudhary, Raman Kumar, Ashim Datta, Vibha Nehra, Neelam Garg
    Pages 233-255
  8. K. Thimmappa, Y. P. Singh, R. Raju
    Pages 257-274
  9. Sanjay Arora, Atul K. Singh, Divya Sahni
    Pages 275-301
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 303-313

About this book


This edited volume focuses on the characterization, reclamation, bioremediation, and phytoremediation of salt affected soils and waterlogged sodic soils. Innovative technologies in managing marginal salt affected lands merit immediate attention in the light of climate change and its impact on crop productivity and environment. The decision-making process related to reclamation and management of vast areas of salt affected soils encompasses consideration of economic viability, environmental sustainability, and social acceptability of different approaches. 

The chapters in this book highlight the significant environmental and social impacts of different ameliorative techniques used to manage salt affected soils. Readers will discover new knowledge on the distribution, reactions, changes in bio-chemical properties and microbial ecology of salt affected soils through case studies exploring Indian soils. The contributions presented by experts shed new light on techniques such as the restoration of degraded lands by growing halophyte plant species, diversification of crops and introduction of microbes for remediation of salt infested soils, and the use of fluorescent pseudomonads for enhancing crop yields.  


bioremediation of salt affected soils phytoremediation waterlogged sodic soils social-economic impacts of reclamation programmes salinity management in agriculture halophilic microbes fluorescent pseudomonads land reclamation technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Sanjay Arora
    • 1
  • Atul K. Singh
    • 2
  • Y.P. Singh
    • 3
  1. 1.Regional Research StationICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research InstituteLucknowIndia
  2. 2.Regional Research StationICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research InstituteLucknowIndia
  3. 3.Regional Research StationICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research InstituteLucknowIndia

About the editors

Dr. Sanjay Arora and Dr. Atul K. Singh are Senior Scientists at the Indian Council of Agricultural Research - Central Soil Salinity Research Institute and Dr. Y.P. Singh is a Principal Scientist. 

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