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International Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Studies

Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A (2019)

Measurement of quality and quantity of ground water in Belagavi city Karnataka state: An analysis


Dr. MS Kurani


In recent years, the increasing threat to groundwater quality due to human activities has become a matter of great concern. A vast majority of groundwater quality problems present today are caused by contamination and by over-exploitation, or by combination of both. Rapid urbanization and industrialization in India has resulted in steep increase of generation of wastes. Due to lack of adequate infrastructure and resources the waste is not properly collected, treated and disposed; leading to accumulation and infiltration causing groundwater contamination. The problem is more severe in and around large cities as also various clusters of industries. 
This paper attempts to analyse impact of urbanization and growth of industries on quality of ground water in Belagavi city due to the urbanization and and growth of industries in Belagavi city. The study area is located in south western part of Belgaum district and extended between 15 - 15’ north latitude to 74 -31’ east longitude at an height of 710 mtrs above the mean sea level. The total geographical area of the city is about 94.08 sq. kms, It is fifth biggest city among the cities of Karnataka state in terms of area and population and also district and divisional head quarters of the state.
The results indicates except Peeranwadi, all other hydrographic sations showing falling trend in the range from 0.25 to 9.50m.Ground water is acidic in nature with Ph of 4.41 and nitrates are beyond permissible limit at INDAL, Udyamabhag and Yamanapur areas.

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How to cite this article:
Dr. MS Kurani. Measurement of quality and quantity of ground water in Belagavi city Karnataka state: An analysis. Int. J. Arts Humanit. Social Stud. 2019;1(2):36-39. DOI: 10.33545/26648652.2019.v1.i2a.48
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