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Evaluation of groundwater quality for irrigation purpose in Rediyarchatram block of Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Geography, M.V. Muthiah Government Arts College for Women, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India
  • 2Department of Geography, M.V. Muthiah Government Arts College for Women, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 6, Issue (5), Pages 34-39, May,22 (2017)

Abstract

In the present study the quality of groundwater for irrigation purpose in Rediyatchatram Block of Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu was assessed. Twenty four groundwater samples from the study area randomly collected and analyzed for important chemical parameters such as EC (Electrical conductivity), Ca (Calcium), Mg (Magnesium), Na(sodium), CO3 (carbonate), HCO3 (bicarbonate), SO4 (sulphate), and Cl (chloride). To evaluate the groundwater quality for irrigation purpose, the important water quality criteria such as SAR (Sodium Absorption ratio) EC (Salinity Hazard), SSP (Sodium soluble Percentage), KR (Kelley Ratio), MR (Magnesium ratio), Na (Sodium Percentage), and RSC (Residual Sodium Carbonate) value have been computed from the chemical parameters. The computed result showed that based on SAR and MR ratio the quality of groundwater is excellent for irrigation purpose in the study area. In respect of other criteria the quality ranged from excellent to unsuitable category for agricultural purposes.

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