STUDY OF HEAVY METALS IN SABARMATI RIVER WATER (GANDHINAGAR TO AHMEDABAD), GUJARATSanjay Vediya and A.K. Shrivastava
Clean water to drink, pure air to breath and natural soil to live are the universal demands of man as their birthright. The amount of pollutants is gradually caused serious problems resulting in health hazards and economic loss. Surface water is used for drinking purpose for human beings and other animals. Sabarmati river is one such important river for Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar cities. The present study helps to know the pollution level of river water at different localities.Water samples were collected and analysed for the presence of Iron, Manganese, Zinc, Lead and Copper for three seasons of the year 2005-2006.The results values are higher than the desirable limits of WHO, BIS and ICMR but within the permissible limits.Vadaj and Sardar bridge are more polluted due to the effluents and city sewage and not suitable for drinking as well as irrigation.
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