HEAVY METAL CONTAMINATION OF AGRICULTURAL LANDS AND GROUNDWATER THROUGH URBAN EFFLUENT IN VICINITY OF AHAR RIVERK.K. Yadav and P.K. Singh
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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