EVALUATION OF GROUND WATER QUALITY FOR DRINKING AND IRRIGATION SUITABILITY: A CASE STUDY IN MARAKKANAM BLOCK, VILLUPURAM DISTRICT, TAMILNADU, INDIA
The present study has carried out in a Marakkanam block, Villupuram district, Tamilnadu to find out a groundwater quality for drinking and irrigation suitability. A twenty groundwater samples collected, and it was analysed for physical and chemical parameters like pH, TDS, EC, Ca, Mg, K, Na, Cl etc and Parameters like SAR, RSC, Na% have also been determined for irrigation purposes. The study reveals that groundwater samples are slightly alkaline nature, fresh and brackish type. Parameters like Ca, Mg, Na, Cl, Fl values attributes it suitable for drinking purposes. SAR, RSC values of groundwater show suitable for irrigation purpose. Na% of groundwater samples fall in doubtful to permissible category except one sample.
RAMAMOORTHY P, BACKIARAJ S, AND AJITHKUMAR R