Ahmad, Mobin and Chakraborty, M. K. and Tiwary, R.K. and Gupta, Asha (2003) Impact of Mining and other Industries on the Major Rivers with Special Reference to River Damodar. Indian Journal of Environmental Protection, 23 (11). pp. 1208-1216. ISSN 0253-7141

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India is cris-crossed by 14 major rivers that share 83% of total drainage basin and constitute 85% of the total surface flow and house 80%% of total population. These river systems are under constant threat of industrial effluents discharged into is. Municipal solid waste, agriculture run off, chemical effluents are leading to the pollution of rivers. Some are also affected by coal mining and coal based industries effluents, which gradually turning into industrial sink. The paper illustrates the physic-chemical characteristics of major rivers comprising the sedimentation load, flow rate, DO, BOD, COD, and bacterial contamination in terms of MPN. Suspended solid, MPN are found in increasing trend, with indicates that industrial and municipal waste discharge should be checked to restore the river ecosystem. Damodar river’s water quality is specially illustrated and comparison have shortly been made with reference to the other Indian rivers and major world river.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Envieronmental Management Group
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2011 09:32
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2011 09:32
URI: http://cimfr.csircentral.net/id/eprint/493

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