Concept note on geogenic contamination of ground water in India with a special note on nitrate

The report ‘A Concept Note on Geogenic Contamination of Ground Water In India with a Special note on Nitrate’ intends to serve as a national compilation of all relevant information on major geogenic contaminants reported in India. The report attempts to summarize various aspects of geogenic contamination of ground water with special emphasis on remediation and the way forward in respect of the following parameters viz. arsenic fluoride, salinity, iron and manganese, uranium, radon, strontium, selenium and chromium. A special note on nitrate has also been included due to its ubiquitous presence as a contaminant in ground water though not strictly due to geogenic causes. An attempt has been made in the report to correlate the contaminants with the Principal Aquifer Systems identified by CGWB.