Quality Assessment of Ground Water of PMDE Treated Farmland for Irrigation Purpose
Kumar Ashok*, Shahi UP, Dhyani BP, Naresh RK1, Singh RR, Sardar Suhel
Department of Soil Science, SVP University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut–250 110, UP, India.
1Department of Agronomy, SVP University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut–250 110, UP, India.
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The present paper is focused on assessment of groundwater suitability for irrigation purpose in Meerut. The objective is to evaluate the suitability of the groundwater of PMDE treated farmland for irrigation purpose. Sampled ground water was analysed for various parameters such as electrical conductivity (EC), pH, sodium, potassium, bicarbonates, calcium, magnesium, nitrate, copper, iron, manganese, zinc, lead and cadmium. Analytical results suggest that the ground water of PMDE treated farmland differ from the ground water of untreated area with respect of ionic composition. Presence of excess sodium in treated field alongwith higher concentration of carbonate and bicarbonate resulted in slightly higher pH. According to guidelines for irrigation water quality, the ground water is doubtful on the basis of RSC while suitable according to rest parameters. Excess amount of different ions in ground water of treated farmland indicates further enrichment in due course of time if proper measures are not taken.