Chapter 1. Agriculture, Soil and Environment -- Chapter 2. Soil and its Role in the Ecosystem -- Chapter 3. Impacts of Soil Pollution and Their Assessment -- Chapter 4. Major Inorganic Pollutants affecting soil and crop quality -- Chapter 5. Organic pollutants -- Chapter 6. Collection and Processing of Polluted Soil for Analysis -- Chapter 7. Assessment of Heavy Metals Contamination in Soil -- Chapter 8. Urban Activities in India Leading to Soil Pollution -- Chapter 9. Industrial Activities in India and Their Impact on Agroecosystem -- Chapter 10. Impact of Different Developmental Projects on Soil Fertility -- Chapter 11. Status of Soil Pollution in India -- Chapter 12. Remediation and management of Polluted Sites -- Chapter 13. Soil Protection Policy. .
The book provides reader with a comprehensive up-to-date overview of various aspects of soil pollutants manifestation of toxicity. The book highlights their interactions with soil constituents, their toxicity to agro-ecosystem & human health, methodologies of toxicity assessment along with remediation technologies for the polluted land by citing case studies. It gives special emphasis on scenario of soil pollution threats in developing countries and ways to counteract these in low cost ways which have so far been ignored. It also explicitly highlights the need for soil protection policy and identifies its key considerations after analyzing basic functions of soil and the types of threats perceived. This book will be a useful resource for graduate students and researchers in the field of environmental and agricultural sciences, as well as for personnel involved in environmental impact assessment and policy making..