Volume No. 9 Issue No.: 3 Page No.: 541-546 January-March 2015

 

GROUNDWATER QUALITY ASSESSMENT FOR VILLAGE RISE OF TALUKA PURANDHAR, DISTRICT PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA

 

Maggirwar C. Bhagyashri1 and Umrikar N. Bhavana*2

1. Groundwater Surveys and Development Agency, Pune (INDIA) 2. Department of Geology, University of Pune, (INDIA)

 

Received on : August 10, 2014

 

ABSTRACT

 

Groundwater quality assessment has become necessary as the human activities have altered the natural composition of groundwater through the disposal or dissemination of chemicals and microbial matter at the land surface and into soils, or through injection of wastes directly into ground water. The present paper discusses the groundwater quality assessment of village rise. During this study total 26 dug well samples from the village Rise were collected and various physico-chemical parameters were analysed for its suitability to drinking purpose. It is observed that out of twenty six samples, thirteen samples are chemically suitable for drinking purpose. The remaining thirteen samples are unsuitable, the reason being higher concentration of hardness, nitrate and iron. The samples were also analyzed for microbial contamination and four samples at 1, 18, 22 and 24 are heavily contaminated. The present paper includes the groundwater quality assessment part of village Rise, included in Jalswarajya Project which is launched with the World Bank assistance in 26 districts of Maharashtra, India

 

Keywords : Groundwater quality, Chemical parameters, Microbial contamination, Jalswarajya project, Drinking purpose

 

 

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