Volume No. 10 Issue No.: 3 Page No.: 469-475 Jan-Mar 2016

 

ASSESSMENT OF GROUNDWATER POLLUTION IN AND AROUND KORBA CITY, CHHATTISGARH, INDIA

 

Chourasia L.P.

Department of Applied Geology, Dr. H.S. Gour Central University, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, (INDIA)

 

Received on : November 10, 2015

 

ABSTRACT

 

With the advent of industrial complex in Korba city of Chhattisgarh State of India, the quality of groundwater in this region has been affected negatively due to discharge of industrial effluents into an open lands and ponds, tanks and streams. The improper disposal of the industrial effluents has caused widespread groundwater pollution. In the present study, water samples from surface water bodies and groundwater (dug wells) were collected and analyzed for their major and minor constituents. The high values of Electrical Conductivity (EC) and concentration of major and minor constituents indicate the negative effects of industrial effluents on groundwater quality. Higher concentrations of constituents bring out the groundwater pollution in the study area. The groundwater in and around Korba is going to become hazardous if remedial measures are not implemented.

 

Keywords : Assessment, Groundwater quality, Industrial effluents, Chhattisgarh, Electrical conductivity

 

 

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