QUALITY OF UNDERGROUND IRRIGATION WATER IN CENTRAL ALLUVIAL REGION OF PUNJAB, INDIA

DOI: 10.5958/j.0976-0547.33.3.009    | Article Id: ARCC310 | Page : 207-210
Citation :- QUALITY OF UNDERGROUND IRRIGATION WATER IN CENTRAL ALLUVIAL REGION OF PUNJAB, INDIA.Agricultural Science Digest.2013.(33):207-210
Jatinder Singh* and Balwinder Singh
Address : Department of Soils, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141004, India

Abstract

Quality of underground irrigation water in Central alluvial Region of the Punjab has been studied on the basis of 275 water samples collected from 11 districts which coverS 54 blocks and 104 villages  in such a way that almost whole of the region was covered.  On the basis of electrical conductivity 96, 3 and 1 per cent samples fall in the category of 4000 µmhos cm-1, respectively.  Whereas on the basis of residual sodium carbonate 70.9, 19.7 and 9.5 per cent samples fall in the category of 5.0 me L-1, respectively.  Taking into consideration both electrical conductivity and residual sodium carbonate 70.9, 19.7 and 9.5 per cent water samples were found to be fit, marginal and unfit, respectively for irrigation purposes.

Keywords

Chemical constituents Central alluvial region Electrical conductivity Residual sodium carbonate Irrigation water quality.

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