Groundwater Quality Indexing to Assess its Usability for Consumption in Greater Noida, Gautham Budh Nagar District, Uttar Pradesh, India

IJEP 43(12): 1129-1138 : Vol. 43 Issue. 12 (December 2023)

Ashwani Kumar and Swati Sharma*

Amity University, Amity Institute of Geo-Informatics and Remote Sensing, Noida – 201 301, Uttar Pradesh, India


Newly developed urban centers have their root in the amalgamation of villages and the transition zones from agricultural land to urban land; Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh, India is one such area which has transformed rapidly into an urban area. Due to the increase in population, over-extraction in peripheral regions for agriculture coupled with a reduction in recharge areas has created an imbalance between groundwater extraction and its recharge. Greater Noida has numerous problems of an over-exploited urban center with groundwater levels going deeper and deeper alongwith its reducing overall quality. In this study, 51 water samples were collected from  wells of this area and were analyzed for organo-pelitic, chemical and biological parameters. The chemical constituents in the water were measured and standardized using BIS standards for analyzing drinking water quality. In this study, a water quality index has been developed for the study area as a decision-making tool for planners to assess the status of groundwater quality spatially so that quick decisions can be made on its usability.


Groundwater, Water quality, Quality index, GIS


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