Pollution Research Paper

Vol.29, Issue 2, 2010; Page No.(371-374)

WATER QUALITY ASSESSMENT WITH REFERENCE TO MACHNA RIVER, BETUL(M.P.), INDIA

NEELESH SHRIVASTAVA, D.D. MISHRA AND GAJANAND THAKRE

Abstract

Water is very essential component for every living organism.In the present study water quality analysis was done of Machna river passing throughBetul city(M.P.),India. The river Machna originates from Sasawad village near Amla Dist Betul (M.P.) and joins Tawa river. The Machna river is life line for the city Betul but due to joining of domestic sewage, industrial effluents and religious activities, the water of river gets polluted. During the present study an attempt is made to assess the water quality of Machna river in Betul city and observed that due to joining of industrial effluents, Water quality gets deteriorated. Presence of heavy metals at some stations indicates heavy metal toxicity in water body. Similarly higher values of B.O.D., C.O.D. at the sampling station joining industrial effluent indicate the pollution level.

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