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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 7 (2010), S1, Pages S428-S432
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/419432

Water Quality Index Assessment ofGroundwater in Todaraisingh Tehsil of Rajasthan State, India-A Greener Approach

Ashok Kumar Yadav,1 Parveen Khan,1 and Sanjay K. Sharma2

1FIST Sponsored P.G. Department of Chemistry, Govt. P.G. College Tonk, India
2Green Chemistry Research Laboratory, Institute of Engineering & Technology, Alwar, India

Received 21 April 2010; Accepted 25 June 2010

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Abstract

This study deals with the statistical analysis and study of water quality index to assess hardness of groundwater in Todaraisingh tehsil of Tonk district of Rajasthan state. The study has been carried out to examine its suitability for drinking, irrigation and industrial purpose. The presence of problematic salts contains in groundwater due to local pollutants and affected the groundwater quality adversely. The estimated values were compared with drinking water quality standards prescribed by B.I.S. It was found that drinking water is severely polluted with hardness causing salts. This study reveals that people dependent on water sources of the study area are prone to health hazards of contaminated water and quality managements to hardness urgently needed.