Study on water quality status for drinking and irrigation purposes from pond, open well and bore well water samples of four taluks of kanyakumari district
Dr. NK Amaliya, Dr. Sugirtha P Kumar
Water resources available for drinking and other domestic purposes must possess high degree of purity, free from chemical contamination and microorganisms. Irrigation water quality refers to the kind and amount of salts in the water that has an influence on crop growth and development. So in this present study, the surface (pond) and ground (open well & bore well) water samples one each from four taluks of kanyakumari district are taken and analyzed for their suitability for drinking and irrigation purposes. Water Quality Index (WQI) is formulated that indicates the quality of water in terms of index number which represents the overall quality of water. Irrigational status of water samples were analyzed based on TH, TDS, EC, SAR and % Na. The results were found that except Kalkulam taluk bore well water sample all other water samples are fit for drinking purpose, whereas all the water samples from four taluks are suitable for irrigation purposes.
Dr. NK Amaliya, Dr. Sugirtha P Kumar. Study on water quality status for drinking and irrigation purposes from pond, open well and bore well water samples of four taluks of kanyakumari district. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 12, 2015, Pages 495-501