Removal of color from aqueous solution by using low cost easily available adsorbent was conducted by batch experiment. The potential of the low cost adsorbent (Marble powder-treated and untreated) to remove methylene red from aqueous solution were assessed at room temperature. Laboratory investigation of the potential of marble powder and sulphuric acid treated marble powder to remove dye color from aqueous solution has been studied. Parameters studied included pH, adsorbent dose, initial dye concentration and contact time. The influence of these system variables were investigated to observe the effect on the rate of dye uptake. Sulphuric acid treated marble powder has shown better adsorptive capacity than untreated marble powder and thus it has become an interesting option for dye removal from industrial effluents.