Dr. D. S. Saluja
Abstract: Rivers are a major source for drinking water supply. Narmada River is considered to be the lifeline and west flowing river of the state of Madhya Pradesh, which covers 98797 sq. km. of total water shed area in India. In present study, the monitoring of water quality of Narmada River was carried out for one year from Jan.2019 to Dec.2019. The water samples collected from four main sampling stations at downstream of Hoshangabad city were analysed as per standard methods suggested by APHA (2012). The parameters as pH and Turbidity were determined in-situ. Statistical analysis is also carried out through correlation method and also evaluates Average Value (AV), Standard Deviation (SD), Standard Variance (SV), Standard Error (SE) and 95 % Confidence Limit (CL) to assess the pollution load. The results revealed that Narmada River water quality is suitable and safe for domestic and irrigation purposes but not for drinking purpose without proper treatment because of Turbidity and TDS are not in the range of permissible limit according to the WHO and BIS standard suggested.
Keywords: Physico-Chemical Parameters, Water Quality, Statistical Analysis, Water pollution, Hoshangabad City, Narmada River