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IJSTR >> Volume 7 - Issue 1, January 2017 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Seasonal Fluctuations In Quality Of Drinking Water Supply Reservoirs Of Dungarpur In South Rajasthan, India

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Yogita Ninama, G. V. Mishra



Drinking water, seasonal fluctuation, physicochemical, microbial, Dungarpur, human health, waterborne-disease.



Access to safe drinking-water is essential to health, a basic human right and a component of effective policy for health protection as per the published guidelines of WHO. The contamination of drinking water leads to major health burden, particularly in areas which are considered on lower side of human development index. The water-borne diseases owing to quality deterioration and fouling are major community health concern among rural and underdeveloped regions in developing nations. The study related to this problem was conducted in Dungarpur, located in southern Rajasthan of India. This hilly region constitutes 80% of rural populace which are largely tribal and the district on the whole is classed among least developed in country. Drinking water is either accessed from ground water or provided through supply line by government department, for which some water bodies are used as the supply sources. These water bodies are rainfall dependent and fed through some limited catchment area. Hence, water level exhibits fluctuations through different seasons of the year and so the quality profile of water there. Major water bodies used as the source of drinking water in district headquarter city Dungarpur and adjoining areas are- Adward samand and Demia Dam. Other related water bodies are Gaip Sagar and Sabela Talab. The objective of this study was to ascertain the pattern of physic-chemical and microbial changes in different seasons of the year and analyze its probable health hazards.



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