Article Id: ARCC2132 | Page : 57-59
Citation :- CONTAMINATION OF JAJJAR NALLA, JAMMU, HIMALAYA, J&K STATE.Agricultural Science Digest.2009.(29):57-59
Amita Fotedar, Ravikant Verma1 and B.K. Fotedar2
Address : Department of Environmental Sciences, Jammu University, Jammu-180 001, India


Fifteen water samples of Jajjar nalla, Jammu Himalaya, Jammu (J&K state) were analysed for
elements Fe, Mn, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn by Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry. The analysis revealed
Fe and Mn to be present above permissible limits and hence waters are toxic for human consumption
with respect to these. As far as the agricultural use of the waters of Jajjar nalla is concerned, no
element is present above the permissible limits and hence the waters are non-hazardous for crops.
pH and conductivity values for all the samples are within safe limits. Proper hygienic filtration
with chlorine / bromine is recommended to render the waters safe for human consumption.
Adequate afforestation and vetiver grass needs to be grown abundantly in catchment areas of Jajjar
stream to help in checking fast erosion and also for screening unwanted heavy elements like Fe
and Mn to enter into the solution of the waters. Proper sanitation needs to be maintained on the
banks of Jajjar nalla to check contamination in waters.


Water contamination Water analysis Jajjar nalla (Jammu).


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