The environment of Ambagarh Chowki, Rajnandgaon, central India is contaminated with As at excessive levels. The domestic animals are suffering with the diseases due to intake of the contaminated water and food. In this work, the contamination of the water, soil and plant leaf with As and other heavy metals (HMs) i.e. Cr, Mn, Cu, Zn and Pb in the village Koudikasa are described. The concentration of As in the 45 dried leaves were ranged from 0.3–27 mg kg−1 with mean value (p = 0.05) of 5.6 ± 1.4 mg kg−1. The toxic inorganic arsenic species are found to be dominated. The bioindicators for the arsenic and other HMs contaminations are highlighted.