Status of groundwater quality in India: Part I

This report presents the environmental profiles of metropolitan cities and problem areas identified by CPCB and their groundwater quality status. The groundwater quality data obtained during survey were evaluated against drinking water quality requirements [BIS 10500, (1991) & WHO (1996) Standards]. Salinity, nitrate, Coliform & Fluoride are the main water quality issues in the metro cities and problem areas of the country. Considering the competing demand on this scarce resource, the report highlights the judicious use of groundwater and also remedial measures needed to overcome the problems.

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