Assessment of Groundwater Quality for Drinking and Irrigation Purposes in and around Pendlimarri Mandal, YSR Kadapa District, Andhra Pradesh

IJEP 42(3): 273-281 : Vol. 42 Issue. 3 (March 2022)

M. Sasi Kumar Naik, B. Muralidhara Reddy*, M. Nagarjuna Reddy, T. Siva Prathap and T. Lakshmi Prasad

Yogi Vemana University, Department of Earth Sciences, Kadapa – 516 005, Andhra Pradesh, India


This study was carried out in and around Pendlimarri Mandal, YSR Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh with objective of understanding the suitability of groundwater quality for domestic and irrigation purposes. Twenty three groundwater samples were collected in November 2019 and analyzed for physical and chemical parameters. Most of the groundwater in this area was found to be within the permissible limits of WHO and BIS standards. The suitability of groundwater for irrigation was assessed from percent sodium (% Na), residual sodium carbonate (RSC) and sodium adsorption ratio (SAR). Most of the groundwater samples were suitable for irrigation. Overall the groundwater quality was suitable for drinking purposes and permissible for irrigation activities.


Groundwater, Drinking water quality, irrigation water quality, Pendlimarri mandal, YSR Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh


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