International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2018, Vol. 5 Issue 1, Part B
Study on pH and organic carbon of soil sample collected from three different urban ponds of Nadia district, West Bengal, India
Shibam Saha, Anandamoy Mondal, Abhrajyoti Mandal, Priyanka Patra and Soumya Pradhan
The present study was carried out to make a study on pH and Organic carbon of soil sample
of three urban ponds of Nabadwip at Nadia district, West-Bengal. The monthly mean variation in soil pH ranged between 7.35 (January) and 8.61(May) in P-1, 6.21(January) and 6.90 (June) in P-2 and 6.20 (Feb) and 6.82(June) in P-3. The maximum mean value was recorded in P-1 and minimum in P-3. The soil pH was significantly highest (p
<0.05) in the month of May than other month in P-1 but in case of P-2 and P-3 it showed significantly maximum value (p
<0.05) in the month of June. In the present study the percentage of organic carbon varied from 2.43 (January) and 2.50% (April, May, June) in P-1, 2.53 (January) to 2.79% (May) in P-2 and 0.029 (January) to 2.26% (June) in P-3. The maximum average value (2.61%) was found in P-2 and minimum in P-3 (1.37%). The soil organic carbon was significantly highest (p
<0.05) in June than other months in both P-1 and P-3. There was significant variation was found in between the months of May and June in P-1. In P-2 the maximum significant variation (p
<0.05) was found in the month of May, but there was no significant variation (p
>0.05) between the month of May and June. The present finding established that, the well managed pond (P-2) showed better ecological conditions compare to unmanaged ponds.
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Shibam Saha, Anandamoy Mondal, Abhrajyoti Mandal, Priyanka Patra and Soumya Pradhan. Study on pH and organic carbon of soil sample collected from three different urban ponds of Nadia district, West Bengal, India. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2018;5(1):87-90.