Safeguarding Rice from Arsenic Contamination Through the Adoption of Chemo-agronomic Measures

  • Sudhakar Srivastava
  • Penna Suprasanna
  • Rudra Deo Tripathi


Arsenic accumulation in rice grains is a serious issue. This is due to the fact that rice is consumed all over the world in different forms by children to adults and also in particular high amount in certain regions of the world. Further, rice, from both arsenic contaminated and rather uncontaminated areas, has been found to have higher than permissible levels of As in grains (0.2 mg kg−1 dw). The presence of arsenic has also been detected in rice-based food products including baby foods. Hence, there is a greater need to devise feasible low-cost practices to reduce arsenic in rice grains. A number of chemical-based agronomic, feasible approaches have been studied till date which do hold a promise for achieving desirable arsenic reduction in rice grains. The present chapter discusses up-to-date knowledge on strategies for arsenic reduction in rice grains.


Arsenic Nitrogen Rice Silica Soil inversion Sulfur Thiourea 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sudhakar Srivastava
    • 1
  • Penna Suprasanna
    • 2
  • Rudra Deo Tripathi
    • 3
  1. 1.Plant Stress Biology Laboratory, Institute of Environment and Sustainable DevelopmentBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia
  2. 2.Nuclear Agriculture & Biotechnology DivisionBhabha Atomic Research CentreMumbaiIndia
  3. 3.Plant Ecology and Environment Science DivisionCSIR-National Botanical Research InstituteLucknowIndia

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