Pollution Research Paper

Vol.30, Issue 3, 2011; Page No.(353-356)

AGRICULTURE RUNOFF AND ITS IMPACT ON WATER QUALITY OF A POTABLE WATER RESOURCE, BHOPAL (M.P.)

GANESH RAM NAMDEV, AVINASH BAJPAI AND SUMAN MALIK

Abstract

Agriculture is linked with the survival of mankind . Increasing populations require higher yields of crops to meet the growing demand of food, thus technological advancement for increased productivity has become mandatory for human existence. The use of chemical fertilizers in the catchment area of the Upper Lake has increased many fold hence residual impact of the chemical fertilizer as well as agriculture waste inflow in the lake has considerably increased the water pollution problem. The residues of the chemical fertilizer reaching to the Upper Lake with storm water enriched the lake water with the loading of nutrients. In the present investigation several physicochemical parameters have been analyzed. Result shows that extra loading of the nutrient causes eutrophication that supports luxuriant growth of macrophytes.

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