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Chanda groundwater polluted by industrial, fertilizer run-off

  • Chanda groundwater polluted by industrial, fertilizer run-off
    Summary: The health department and GSDA carried out joint survey of water sources in district between November 2014 and March 2015. A report published by the GSDA in April suggests that as many as 5,893 water sources, out of total 11,280 sources tested in 847 gram panchayats, are positive for various kinds of pollutants above permissible limits. More alarming is the fact that 63.72% of polluted water sources have tested positive for very high content of nitrates.

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    Chandrapur: The latest report of the Groundwater Survey and Development Agency (GSDA) has revealed the grim status of groundwater pollution in the district. While fluoride pollution remains the persistent problem, alarming rise in nitrate level in groundwater is disturbing. The health department and GSDA carried out joint survey of water sources in district between November 2014 and March 2015.

    A report published by the GSDA in April suggests that as many as 5,893 water sources, out of total 11,280 sources tested in 847 gram panchayats, are positive for various kinds of pollutants above permissible limits.

    More alarming is the fact that 63.72% of polluted water sources have tested positive for very high content of nitrates.

    Natural level of nitrates in groundwater is expected to be between 10-20mg per litre. However, India holds the safety standard to be 45 mg/l for nitrates. However, a majority of water samples in Chandrapur have nitrate content between 100-145 mg/l.

    Tehsils with highest nitrate pollution in groundwater are Jiwti (100%), Korpana (97.57%), Rajura (92.20%), Ballarpur (91.

    63%), Mul (88.54%), Chandrapur (84.72%), Nagbhid (75.

    08%), Bramhapuri (68.04%), Gondpipri (63.02%) and Sindewahi (57.

    52%).

    Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Chanda-groundwater-polluted-by-industrial-fertilizer-run-off/articleshow/47349537.cms


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