EVALUATION OF GROUND WATER QUALITY WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SULPHATE CONCENTRATION OF RURAL AREA NEAR KARAD CITY, (SATARA) MAHARASHTRAS.D. Jadhav and M. S. Jadhav
This study involves the analysis of the groundwater quality, and the evaluation of its physicochemical characteristics. Groundwater is directly related to human existence and to the sustainable development of a society, because it plays an important role as a water resource. More than two billion people worldwide depend on groundwater for their daily water supply, and a large proportion of the world's agricultural and industrial water requirements are supplied by groundwater. Groundwater is not just any water below the ground surface but water found in rocks that are permeable enough to permit reasonable quantity of water to yield into wells. Due to an increasing demand for groundwater in response to rapidly growing urban, industrial, and agricultural water requirements, several countries, especially those in arid and semi-arid zones, are experiencing water shortages now a days. The ground water samples from nine sampling stations around Karad tahsil area were tasted for the physicochemical analysis and results were compared to the World Health Organization Standard (WHO) to determine its suitability for domestic, agricultural and industrial purposes.