CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF CRITICAL CHANGE IN NITRATE LEVEL OF GROUND WATER IN KOSHI REGION OF NORTH BIHARHARE RAM KUMAR
Ground water is the chief source of drinking water in entire Koshi region of North Bihar (India) where the layer of ground water is approximately 8-9 ft. below the ground surface. But the nature and physiochemical properties of ground water especially this area of Koshi region are very critical and alarming for those using it for drinking purposes. The dumping of domestic wastes, sewage, agricultural effluents, industrial effluents, fertilizers, usage of pesticides, unorganized urbanization with substandard construction of septic tanks in urban and rural areas are the most important reasons which cause polluted water and diarrhea, dysentery, malaria, blue baby syndrome etc. The present work in this area is on study of nitrate levels for two yrs. (from Oct. 2008 to March 2010) aftermath the disastrous Flood 2008 in Koshi region of north Bihar (India) .
Enter your contact information below to receive full paper.