Recent Groundwater Quality of Some Villages of Western Odisha of Bargarh District Irrigated by Hirakud Reservoir : A Case Study

IJEP 42(7): 891-896 : Vol. 42 Issue. 7 (July 2022)

A. Mahapatra1, Binita Sahu1*, D.K. Sahu2, Rojalin Sahu3 and H. Debta4

1. Sambalpur University, School of Chemistry, Jyoti Vihar, Burla-768 018, Odisha, India
2. BD College of Engineering and Technology, Jharsuguda-768 201, Odisha, India
3. Sambalpur University, Department of Environmental Science, Jyoti Vihar, Burla-768 018, Odisha, India
4. SBI, Attabira


Due to the scarcity of rain water in pond water and increased pollution, nearby, all villages of the district depend on the groundwater for drinking. In the study area physico-chemical parameters of groundwater collected from deep tubewells of different villages of Bargarh district of Odisha irrigated by Bargarh main canal coming from Hirakud reservoir have been studied during February 2019. The effects of long-term continuous irrigation by the canal and use of increasing amount of fertilizers, herbicides and insecticide over 50 years on groundwater and soil quality of this area are now a problem. So a detailed study needs to find some solutions for future.


Micro-organisms, Alkalinity, Hardness, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Herbicide, Chemical oxygen demand, Conductivity, Jor (nallahs)


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