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Groundwater Quality Evaluation of Khed Block in Ratnagiri District of Maharashtra (India) to Estimate its Suitability for different use

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept of SWE, CTAE, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • 2Dept of SWE, CTAE, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • 3Dept of SWE, CTAE, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • 4Dept of SWE, CTAE, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 5, Issue (11), Pages 17-24, November,2 (2016)


The study was undertaken to study appropriateness of groundwater for irrigation and consumption. Selected well samples in Khed block, examined for chemical characteristics. The appropriateness of groundwater was checked for consumption and irrigation purposes by comparing various factors with WHO standards and correlation matrix between groundwater quality parameters like EC, SAR, TDS, TH, RSC, Na%, PI, CAI, KI, MH and CR. The results compare with WHO. The data discovered that groundwater of study area was well for drinking and could be used for irrigation.


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