Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol.17, Issue 2, 2011; Page No.(365-369)

WATER QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF YAMUNA RIVER FOR IRRIGATIONAL PURPOSE

Ahmad Ashfaq, Anwar Khursheed and Sheetal Sharma

Abstract

Yamuna River is used for various human activities, which results in degradation of its quality. In this context, analysis was done in order to specify whether it is fit for irrigation purposes. Study had been conducted for different locations including Palla, Nizamuddin, Kalindikunj, Agra Canal and Okhla. The different parameters evaluated from irrigational point of view were pH, conductivity, Chlorides, percent Sodium absorption ratio, residual Sodium Carbonate, BOD & COD. After analysis it was concluded that Yamuna water can be utilized for the studied stretch.

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