Growing population, intensification of agriculture, increase in trading, industrial and other economic activities are affecting the quality of life in many different ways. As a result detetioration of the environment and its consequent effect on human health has emerged as a major concern all over the world. Depletion of the soil nutrients and its effect on productivity, quality of industrial product and their improvement are also major concerns in today’s world.
In order to regulate the activities in all these areas and in order to ascertain human health and to improve the quality of life, it is necessary to analyze different materials using different analytical tools available to science. The accelerator based nuclear related methodologies are playing increasing role in such analyses because of the power and versatility of the methods in the different areas of application.