Wani Khursheed

Wani Khursheed
ITM University | ITMUNI · Environmental Science and Engineering Programme

M.Sc. Ph.D.PGDRD

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July 2007 - November 2011
Jiwaji University
Field of study
  • Environmental Science

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Lychee is an evergreen tree of the genus Litchi in the soapberry family, mostly grown in China, India, Thailand, Vietnam, and the rest of tropical Southeast Asia, and commercially propagated through air layering by vegetative propagation. Lychee can successfully grow at higher altitudes with sufficient moisture and in an acidic soil environment but...
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One of the expected effects of mammalian developmental defects is a rise in air temperature. Heat stress adversely affects embryo oogenesis, oocyte maturation, fertilization, and implantation. The number of defects caused by heat stress in all mammals is almost identical, but each species has its own particular sensitivity to specific defects. It s...
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It has been shown that reproductive activity is responsive to changes in the physical, psychosocial, and chemical environments. Occupational exposure has been identified to a wide range of putative hazards and adverse reproductive outcomes, or fertility. Such risks include the physical environment such as VDT and noise, as well as psychosocial stre...
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The rise of different heavy metals in different ecosystems is a cause of concern as it may deteriorate the quality of these ecosystems. The increase in these metals may reach to different organisms by a process of bioaccumulation that may cause various deleterious effects in humans. Hence, researchers have used different mechanisms to remove these...
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Plants in urban territories assume a fundamental job to purify the contamination in human conditions. Quickly developing biomass plants, for example, Salix species, are promising for use in phytoremediation of defiled land. It is realized that substantial metals are taken up and translocated by plants to various degrees. The section portrays the de...
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Climate change has important implications for the management and conservation of natural resources. The government agencies responsible for managing these resources have generally recognized that climate change adaptation should be mainstreamed into their planning processes, and yet this topic is still treated as an afterthought in many planning do...
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Most of the heavy metals have deleterious impacts on the growth and productivity of the plants, and also alters the general physiological characteristics of plants. But, some plants cope with the pollution stress and accumulate more and more toxic and heavy metals in their modified tissues. These toxic substances not only affect the plant physiolog...
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The story of garbage processing is changing globally and is being considered as a potential option in the hierarchy of integrated solid waste management that involves stabilization of organic material by the joint action of earthworms and microorganisms. Vermicomposting is an economically viable technique in which the job is done by certain species...
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The conversion of waste into vermicompost is seen as an opportunity by different workers that may be advantageous in terms of improving the structure and physical conditions of the soil, increase the water retention capacity and availability of phosphorous to the growing plants, prevention of leaching loss of soluble inorganic nitrogen, and additio...
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The management of solid waste has become a major problem even in rural areas of India, due to shrinkage of agricultural land and depletion of forest areas. During the recent past, people in rural areas were decomposing the waste, and finally, it was used as a manure in their agricultural areas. However, the trend is completely changing the Indian s...
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As society has become increasingly concerned with the protection and preservation of the environment, many industries have been pushed to comply with new policies and social demands for more environmentally-friendly and sustainable practices and products. However, the textile dyeing industry remains a significant source of complex environmental iss...
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A large number of population in the world is dependent on agriculture and its products. However, with the growing population the need for different agricultural products has increased over a period of time. The agricultural soil has been degraded by the use of synthetic fertilizers. Different methods are developed by the researchers to restore the...
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Paraquat dichloride (PD) is a major contaminant in aquatic environment and is a cause of concern to different organisms, especially to fishes, as it causes different changes in behavioral and morphological to aquatic creatures. Hence, the objectives of the study are to examine the acute toxicity, behavioral and morphological alterations in air-brea...
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In recognition of the potential risks that certain chemicals pose to aquatic ecosystems and human health as well as the lack of information regarding the levels of such compounds, the present study analyzed the status of different organochlorine and organophosphorus pesticides in wetland ecosystems of the world. With the goal of helping to achieve...
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Agriculture is important for people all over the world in order to obtain food to sustain the ever-growing population. However, the current practices for obtaining more and more food has several environmental challenges. Hence, new environmentally friendly fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides have been developed that enhance crop yield by facili...
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With a long history and deep connection to the Earth’s resources, indigenous peoples have an intimate understanding and ability to observe the impacts linked to climate change. Traditional ecological knowledge and tribal experience play a key role in developing future scientific solutions for adaptation to the impacts. This review explores climate-...
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Heavy metal contamination in water is a serious concern to the environment and human health. High concentrations of heavy metals in the environment can be toxic to a variety of living species. Natural bio-absorbents are abundant and inexpensive and considered a waste if not managed properly. The role of bio-absorbents has been widely studied and ha...
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Vegetables are vital to the human diet, and in particular provide the well-known nutrients to maintain normal physiological functions. The prolonged application of large amount of fertilizers and pesticides has resulted in heavy metal accumulation in vegetable gardens. Exposure to heavy metals by the consumption of contaminated vegetables and its t...
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The concentrations of organochlorine and organophosphorus pesticides were determined in surface sediments and freshwater molluscs (Melanoides scabra and Melanoides tuberculata) from Tighra Reservoir in Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh). This reservoir is important not only for agricultural and drinking purposes, but is also located in close proximity to Gre...
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Agricultural nanotechnology has emerged in the late 1990s and is developed and applied all over the world. However, this technology has not developed so fast in different sectors of agriculture. This has not even found its market to the expected scale but has the potential to improve agricultural production. This agro nanotechnology can be utilized...
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The use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides has not only caused damage to environment but has caused detrimental impacts on the health of people. In order to feed the ever growing population and prevent environmental contamination and decrease the impact on human health organic farming is being promoted all over the world. The use of Arbuscular...
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Nanoparticles hold great potential in the field of medicine. In this review we have discuuded some of the diseases that are treated by the use of nanotechnology. Nanotechnology has gained interest in recent years almost in every field with special emphasis on nanomedicine and nanobiology. Nanosystems with different compositions and biological prope...
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Describes the Clean India Campaign and Its need
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Does TDS really matters
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describes the measures to boost tourism in valley
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The omnipresent mud thatched buildings with nooks and crannies, even bricked roofs, which allow sparrows to nest were replaced by tall cemented buildings in villages. Building nests require cavities that are important for birds like sparrows, mynahs, koel, etc. to make nests. The dust baths of house sparrows were really thrilling in childhood days....
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Under the adverse conditions and with the linked resources, the carpet weavers of Kashmir valley were doing a great job to keep the glorious heritage of Kashmiri carpets alive. Moreover, they were providing livelihood to the thousands of people associated with it. It was observed that at present, the carpet weavers of Kashmir were in a distressed s...
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This article describes the measures that can be taken to save Brari Nambal
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This article highlights corruption and its causes
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Environmental Status in Jammu and Kashmir
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Mobile phones and their impact
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Lychee is an evergreen tree of the genus Litchi in the soapberry family, mostly grown in China, India, Thailand, Vietnam, and the rest of tropical Southeast Asia, and commercially propagated through air layering by vegetative propaga- tion. Lychee can successfully grow at higher altitudes with sufficient moisture and in an acidic soil environment b...
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Nature has bestowed every living creature with unique qualities for maintaining an ecological balance. Earthworms are equipped with wonderful machinery, absolutely different from other organisms, which allow them to nurture the soil beautifully, having a direct impact on the production and quality of crops. Worms act as natural boosters when organi...
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Pesticides are very harmful for the environment as well as for the human health. Many studies reported that vegetables like tomato, pumpkin, cucumber, potato, brinjal, etc., that are consumed by people all over the world to get nutrients are contaminated with different pesticides residues. Most of the studies revealed that the presence of pesticide...
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Conservation of Wullar Lake
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Aim: The aim of the present study was to identify and evaluate predominant noise sources in the cricket bat industry of Kashmir, India. Methods: Sound levels have been measured at operator's ear level in the working zone of the workers of seven cricket bat factories. The impact assessment has been made through personal interviews with each worke...
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Analysis of pesticides during different seasons for pesticidal contamination in water samples of Tighra reservoir was carried out on gas chromatograph-electron capture detector with capillary columns following multiresidual analytical technique. Organochlorine pesticides, viz., hexachlorobenzene (HCB), [Formula: see text]-benzene hexachloride (BHC)...
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Concentration of organochlorine and organophosphorus pesticides and their metabolites were determined in whole body homogenate of L. acuminata, I. exustus, V. dissimilis, V. bengalensis, from Tighra Reservoir during summer and post monsoon season using GC-MS technique. The different types of pesticides viz., HCB, heptachlor, aldrin, endosulfan, die...
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Objectives: We investigated general working conditions in the carpet manufacturing industry and assessed the health risk factors of weavers working in this industry. Materials and methods: Noise level, light intensity, temperature and humidity were measured with the help of sound level meter, lux meter and thermohygrometer, respectively at the w...
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The story of garbage processing is changing globally and is being considered as a potential option in the hierarchy of integrated solid waste management that involves stabilization of organic material by the joint action of earthworms and microorganisms. Vermicomposting is an economically viable technique in which the job is done by certain species...
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The demand and development of chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers, and pharmaceuticals is increasing constantly posing a potential threat to the environment. The presence of pesticides and their impact makes their removal and detoxification a more urgent need. Bioremediation technologies have been successfully used and are gaining more and more impo...
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Aabstract: Sixteen soil samples were collected (four agricultural, three highway, three industrial, three barren and three market soils) from different locations from the Gwalior city. The samples were investigated for physical and chemical properties. In general, it was observed that the agricultural soil samples were more fertile as compared to o...
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The presence of calcium in the agriculture soils is very important for the proper growth of the crop plants. However, due to various factors the calcium in the soil is leaching out and causes various types of diseases to plants and its yield gets reduced. In the present study calcium in the soil of Gwalior city has been assessed by following the st...
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Purpose – The first approach mainly aims at measurement of SPM, SO2 and NO2 from different sources in the Gwalior region and the second and third approach aims at the quantification of water and noise quality of the city of Gwalior. The purpose of this paper is to discuss these approaches. Design/methodology/approach – The water analysis was carri...
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The presence of calcium in the agriculture soils is very important for the proper growth of the crop plants. However, due to various factors the calcium in the soil is leaching out and causes various types of diseases to plants and its yield gets reduced. In the present study calcium in the soil of Gwalior city has been assessed by following the st...
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A study was carried out to assess the various health risk factors among the staff members of the Lalla Ded hospital Srinagar. The survey was conducted for three months i.e. during April to June 2012. The data were collected by using questionnaire to the staff and waste handlers. Questionnaires were used to survey the hospital wastes in terms of col...
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Solid waste management is a worldwide problem and it is becoming more and more complicated day by day due to rise in population, industrialization and changes in our life style. Transformation of industrial sludges into vermicompost is of double interest: on the one hand, a waste is converted into value added product, and, on the other, it controls...
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The Overa-Aru Wildlife Sanctuary is a tourist attraction for religious, adventure and wildlife tourism in Jammu and Kashmir, India. The Overa-Aru Sanctuary harbours different species of birds, reptiles and mammals and is home to a large number of plant species. In the present study, checklists of avian fauna, their migratory status, feeding habits,...
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Health researchers have paid scant attention towards the health of rural areas. Most of the times, changing lifestyles and the altering environments of a rural setting may modify the health scenario of the rural inhabitants. In the present study we investigate the influence of living in a rural area as described by rural from different parts of the...
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Carpet workers are exposed to different types of health risk factors in different seasons of the year. As the environmental conditions become harsh, risk for developing various types of diseases increases. These problems are further aggravated when the environmental conditions at the workplace deteriorate. An attempt has been made to study the heal...
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Purpose: Our objective was to investigate the general working conditions of the workers of the paper mache industry in Kashmir (India) and to assess the health risk factors of the workers working in that industry. Methods: The study was conducted at 10 paper mache units situated in the Kashmir valley in India. A prepared questionnaire was circulate...
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Energy crises represent a bottleneck in the progress of the Indian economy. In the present scenario, high energy consumption is more noticeable with the development of the economy of the country, due to changes in the lifestyle of the consumers in the residential sector. The current challenge is to seek sustainable development, maintaining activiti...
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Our objective was to carry out environmental impact assessment of small scale industries in Kashmir (India). A prepared questionnaire was circulated among the workers, owners and residents to assess the pros and cons of the small scale industries in Kashmir. The study revealed that most of the small scale industries in Kashmir valley have an impact...
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The objective of the study was to investigate the role and importance of sericulture in Kashmir, the environmental impact of sericulture rearing units, and to assess the health risk factors of the workers working in this industry. The study was conducted at different rearing units of Kashmir valley situated in India. A prepared questionnaire was ci...
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Background: Anal fissures are common, but most are short lived and heal spontaneously. Those which persist and require intervention cause considerable morbidity in an otherwise healthy young population. Glyceryl trinitrate is well in the conservative management of anal fissures. Material and Methods: The retrospective study was carried at Sher-i-Ka...
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The prospective study of 108 patients of thyroid malignancy were studied with regard to surgical management in SKIMS, Srinagar. Thyroid malignancy constituted 0.12% of total hospital admissions. It was seen mainly in patients belonging to rural areas (66.67%). The commonest observed thyroid malignancy was papillary carcinoma (48.15%), followed by f...
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The role of imprint cytology (IC) and frozen section (FS) for rapid intraoperative diagnosis of thyroid swellings is evaluated and the two procedures compared. The overall accuracy obtained in both the techniques was 96% with one false negative result in imprint cytology and one false positive result for malignancy in case of frozen section. It is...
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An analysis of 144 (69 prospective and 75 retrospective) abdominal trauma victims is reported. This study was undertaken in response to increasing violence in Kashmir. The purpose of the study was to find out the incidence and etiology of abdominal injuries; to determine the relevance of Revised Trauma Score to prognosis and management, and find ou...