WASTEWATER CHARACTERIZATION OF GROSSLY POLLUTED TEXTILE INDUSTRIES LOCATED AT MAIN STEM OF RIVER GANGA IN UTTAR PRADESH, INDIAAjit Kumar Vidyarthi, Pankaj Kumar, Surindra Negi and Vipin Kumar
River Ganga is considered as one of the holiest and sacred rivers of the world since time immemorial. Deterioration in the Ganga river water quality caused by increasing water pollution has given rise to the alarming situation in the country since the last few decades. The present study is aimed at identifying water consumption and wastewater generation of selected Textiles units of ten districts of Uttar Pradesh state and to assess district-wise pollution potential of Textile effluents. In the present study, the Textile units in the Chandauli district generate about 86% of wastewater. This is followed by Hapur (80%), Kanpur (72%), Gorakhpur (68%), Mirzapur (66%), Farrukhabad (65%), Unnao (62%), Bhadoi (57%), Jaunpur (50%), and Ghaziabad (21%). The maximum pollution load in term of BOD & COD was observed in the wastewater generated by Textile units of district Mirzapur followed by Bhadohi, Unnao and Gorakhpur.