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Journal of Environmental Nanotechnology

(A Quarterly Peer-reviewed and Refereed International Journal)
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A Study of the Quality of Ground Water from Maruthani Kulam Area due to Flow of Industrial Effluent and Sewage At Pillaiyar Natham of Dindigul District


The investigator has taken an attempt has been made to find an impact of the Pillayar Natham Maruthani Kulam on the Groundwater in around the study area. The study area was carried out to assess the magnitude of the pollution problem due to Sewage and Industrial effluent in Pillayar Natham. The aim is to analyze and to understand the toxic effects of effluents, sewage and hospital, effluents on the agriculture land. A public well in the study area, it was main source of drinking water for the whole village, is considered as a deep pit with polluted water. The village women have to walk two to three kilometers to fetch the drinking water from Municipal Source. A farmer with 1000 coconut trees in, his land reported that the yield from all the trees is very poor. With the decline in productivity, the agricultural land value has also decreased. The groundwater on both sides of the pond is polluted by percolation of the effluent. Water quality analysis of bore water and open well water collected from the study area reveals that the water cannot be used for domestic and agricultural purposes due to higher values than the BIS standards.

Article Type: Research Article

Corresponding Author: K. Kousalya 1  


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K. Kousalya 1*,  A.Pandia Rajan 2,  V.A.Vijayageetha 3,  M.S.Dheenadhayalan 4,  R.Nandhagopalakrishnan 5.  

1, 2, 4, 5. Department Of Chemistry, G.T.N ARTS COLLEGE,DINDIGUL, TN, India

3. Department of Physics, Chikkanna Government Arts College, Tirupur, TN, India

J. Environ. Nanotechnol. Volume 3, No.2 pp. 168-172
ISSN: 2279-0748 eISSN: 2319-5541
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