Huidrom Babina Devi1, Prasenjit Patari1 and Sabyasachi Dasgupta2

1,2Department of Forestry and Biodiversity, Tripura University, Agartala-799022 (India) Corresponding author email:


Phytoremediation is the use of plants to remediate an area of any types of contaminants. This technique is becoming popular in recent years due to its cost effective and environment friendly nature. The present study was conducted in a hydrocarbon exploration site of Tripura to determine the types of plants present in the area and to check the concentration of elements like iron, chromium, and sulphur in the plants that are found during the study. The adjacent site was also explored for comparative analysis and structural diversity. It was observed that only herb species was found in the hydrocarbon exploration area. There was no shrub species in the area. However, in the adjacent area both herb and shrub species were found. The element content in the plants shows that all the plants absorbed some amount of the mentioned elements in their root and shoot part. The study is significant as no earlier study of such kind has been conducted in Tripura.

Key words : Phytoremediation, remediate, contaminants, natural gas exploration site, metals.

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