Determination of Physico-Chemical Parameters of Ground Water Used for Irrigation in Villages of Akola District of Maharashtra, India

Author(s): Pradip P. Deohate*

Determination of physico-chemical parameters of ground water used for irrigation in Gram-Babhulgaon and Chandur of Akola district of Maharashtra, India was worked out to evaluate the factors that regu-late ground water quality. In the month of February-2016, ten ground water samples from open wells were assessed for parameters i.e. temperature, colour, pH, EC, alkalinity, chloride, sulphate, calcium, magnesium, sodium, potas-sium, TDS, COD, DO and BOD. Using SSP and SAR criteria, sodium hazard associated with the irrigation water was evaluated. Results were compared with Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) limits. Based on the irrigation quality parameters, most of the samples were found to be suitable for irrigation.


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