Volume : II, Issue : IV, April - 2013

An Investigation into the Drinking Water Problems in Kuttanad

Shiney Varghese, Geeja K. George

Abstract :

KUTTANAD in the district of Alappuzha of Kerala State in India is well known for its picturesque vast paddy fields and its geographical peculiarities. It is the region with the lowest altitude in India and one of the few places in the world where farming is carried out below sea level. The backwaters in Kuttanad get polluted due to the effects of ‘Thanneermukkom Bund’, improper solid waste disposal and other human activities. It causes various ill effects like colour, pH, acidity, turbidity, BOD, Iron etc. and results in depletion of oxygen in water. It creates other health hazards and decreases fisheries resources. This paper is a study about the water pollution at Kuttanad, analyzing its reason and suggesting remedial measures.

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Shiney Varghese,Geeja K.George An Investigation into the Drinking Water Problems in Kuttanad International Journal of Scientific Research, Vol.II, Issue.IV April 2013


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