Assessment of Ground Water Quality of Agricultural Land for Irrigation Purpose in Some Villages of Akola District of Maharashtra, India

Author(s): Pradip P. Deohate*

Assessment of ground water quality ofagricultural land for irrigation purposein Gram-Kolvihir, Kumbhari and Shivapur of Akola district of Maharashtra, India was carried out to evaluate the factors regulating ground water quality. Total fifteen samples of the ground water were drawn from theopen wellsin the month of September-2017 and analyzed for various physico-chemical parameters such as temperature, colour, pH, EC, alkalinity, chloride, sulphate, calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, TDS, COD, DO and BOD. Sodium hazard associated with the irrigation water was judged using SSP and SAR criteria. Results obtained were compared with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) limits. Almost all the samples were found to be suitable for the irrigation purposes based on the irrigation quality parameters.


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