Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol.15, Issue 04, 2009; Page No.(767-770)

HEAVY METAL CONTAMINATION OF AGRICULTURAL LANDS AND GROUNDWATER THROUGH URBAN EFFLUENT IN VICINITY OF AHAR RIVER

K.K. Yadav and P.K. Singh

Abstract

An intensive survey was conducted for two consecutive years and it was revealed that the soils irrigated with the groundwater from the wells situated near the river are more polluted with heavy metals as compared to the soils irrigated with the wells situated away from the river. The undesirable characteristics and heavy metal contamination of soils and groundwater in the middle and lower reaches were more prominent as compared to the soils and groundwater in the upper reaches of the Ahar river.

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