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Environmental Deterioration of Damodar River, West Bengal


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Among a few scattered forest patches in Damodar valley, the forest covering the entire Susunia Hills is important for its species diversity of floral assemblages. Along the river course of Damodar, the main industrial area of West Bengal has developed. Though the sewage effluent from such industries empties into the Damodar River after treatment, the water of Damodar River is unfit for use even for outdoor bathing due to the presence of faecal coliform bacteria and higher values of biochemical oxygen demand in the river water exceeding the permissible limit. Damodar river water is probably polluted by the mixing of the surface runoffs from the non-point sources.

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Damodar, Dams and Barrages, Damodar Valley Corporation, Barakar, Mahua, Susunia Hills, Water Quality Rating, Eucalyptus Plantation.
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Gautam Kumar Das
19, Raj Krishna Pal Lane, Kolkata 700 075, India

Abstract


Among a few scattered forest patches in Damodar valley, the forest covering the entire Susunia Hills is important for its species diversity of floral assemblages. Along the river course of Damodar, the main industrial area of West Bengal has developed. Though the sewage effluent from such industries empties into the Damodar River after treatment, the water of Damodar River is unfit for use even for outdoor bathing due to the presence of faecal coliform bacteria and higher values of biochemical oxygen demand in the river water exceeding the permissible limit. Damodar river water is probably polluted by the mixing of the surface runoffs from the non-point sources.

Keywords


Damodar, Dams and Barrages, Damodar Valley Corporation, Barakar, Mahua, Susunia Hills, Water Quality Rating, Eucalyptus Plantation.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.24906/isc%2F2023%2Fv37%2Fi2%2F223480