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Research Paper | Environmental Science Studies | India | Volume 5 Issue 4, April 2016
Analysis of Kharkai River Pollution around Adityapur: Causes and Impacts
Meenu Verma | Manoj Ranjan Sinha
Abstract: Various causes are responsible for polluting water. Some natural causes are mixture of biodegraded portion of animal and plants to pure water, siltation by erosion of river banks etc. Domestic wastes and industrial wastes are manmade pollutants of water. The state of surface and ground water pollution in Jamshedpur is alarming. Especially the Kharkai is largely polluted by the people of Adityapur and Jamshedpur city. Necessity of water for each and every living being needs no description. They intake water directly or indirectly form physiological activities. If this in taking water is polluted, it will do harm that is for sure. Excess of pollution in the Kharkai river water leads to algal blooms. The worst part is, this bad impact transports to others through food chain. Therefore, we must be aware of the adverse influence polluted water may have on us. At present, we cannot prevent water being polluted cent percent, but minimization is very much needed. It is time we took some steps to start working on it.
Keywords: Kharkai, pollutants, domestic & industrial waste, algal bloom
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 4, April 2016,
Pages: 1368 - 1372