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Vol. 9 (1) : January-February 2018 issue
Green Farming Vol. 9 (1) : 46-50 ; January-February, 2018
Assessment and occurrence of various heavy metals in Ganga water around Kanpur industrial city of Uttar Pradesh
S.G. RAJPUTa1*, D.D. TIWARIb2, RAVIc3*, SURENDRA SINGHd4, RAVENDRA SINGHe5 and ANIL KUMARb6
aDept. of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, dDeptt. of Genetics & Plant Breeding, Brahmanand PG College, Rath -210 431 (Hamirpur) (Uttar Pradesh),
bDept. of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, eDept of Soil Conservation & Water Management, C.S. Azad University of Agric. & Tech., Kanpur - 208 002 (Uttar Pradesh)
cDept. of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, RSM (PG) College, Dhampur, Bijnor (Uttar Pradesh)
Designation :  
1,3Asstt. Professor *(ravi.slusi@gmail.com), 2Retd. Professor & Head, 4,6Associate Professor, 5Lecturer
Subject : Soil Science & Agric. Chemistry; Soil Health & Soil Conservation Engg.
Paper No. : P-7071
Total Pages : 5
Received : 18 November 2017
Revised accepted : 20 January 2018
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S.G. RAJPUT, D.D. TIWARI, RAVI, SURENDRA SINGH, RAVENDRA SINGH and ANIL KUMAR. 2018. Assessment and occurrence of various heavy metals in Ganga water around Kanpur industrial city of Uttar Pradesh. Green Farming  Vol. 9 (1) : 46-50  ;  January-February, 2018

ABSTRACT
An investigation has been made during 2011-12 to ascertain the effect of tannery effluent/sewage discharge in Ganga. Seventy five Ganga water samples collected from various location of Ganga nearby Kanpur city during summer monsoon and winter seasons. The analytical results of Ganga water showed that the pH ranged 6.98-8.19, and EC 0.092-0.78 dS m-1. The concentration of Fe, Mn, Zn, Ni, Cr and Pb were ranged 0.02-5.49, 0.00-2.70, 0.00-0.37, 0.00-0.34, 0.003-0.38, 0.00-0.05 and 0.00-0.37 mg L-1 respectively, with mean values 1.696, 0.625, 0.097, 0.009, 0.130, 0.016 and 0.021 mg L-1 respectively. Overall concentration of Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu, Ni, Cr and Pb were higher at Jajmau, and lower values were observed at Bithoor. Concentration of these elements was recorded in the sequence of summer > winter > monsoon. The concentration of various heavy metals in the Ganga water was noted in the sequence: Fe > Mn > Ni > Cr > Pb > Zn > Cu. Concentration of most of the metals found higher during summer in comparison to other seasons. In general, location wise heavy metal concentration in Ganga water was recorded in the order of, Jajmau > Shekhpur > Dodighat > Bhairoghat > Bithoor.
Key words :
Heavy metal, Jajmau, River Ganga, Water quality.