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River Systems of West Bengal – A Review


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Numerous rivers flow across the state of West Bengal. The tributaries and distributaries of these rivers form a river network from north to south and from west to east all along the state. Among these rivers, which have water throughout the year, the problem is relatively less. During the dry season, pollution levels are high for factories or municipalities located along rivers with knee-dip water. Recently, 13 river stretches in West Bengal have reached such levels of water pollution that they are not suitable for outdoor bathing. It can be concluded that the water quality of most of the river stretches in West Bengal is quite poor and sometimes below permissible limit.

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River Basins, River Systems, River Commons, Inter-Basin Transfer of Water Resources, River Pollution, Water Quality Rating.
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Gautam Kumar Das
19, Raj Krishna Pal Lane, Kolkata 700 075, India

Abstract


Numerous rivers flow across the state of West Bengal. The tributaries and distributaries of these rivers form a river network from north to south and from west to east all along the state. Among these rivers, which have water throughout the year, the problem is relatively less. During the dry season, pollution levels are high for factories or municipalities located along rivers with knee-dip water. Recently, 13 river stretches in West Bengal have reached such levels of water pollution that they are not suitable for outdoor bathing. It can be concluded that the water quality of most of the river stretches in West Bengal is quite poor and sometimes below permissible limit.

Keywords


River Basins, River Systems, River Commons, Inter-Basin Transfer of Water Resources, River Pollution, Water Quality Rating.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.24906/isc%2F2023%2Fv37%2Fi2%2F223481