Regional Ground Water Quality Study of Gujarat

Monitoring of the groundwater is primarily needed to assess the changes in groundwater quality and to water table levels. Impacts on groundwater from contaminated water movement, leaching of surface pollutants caused by rainfall or irrigation water percolation, leakage of stored matter or the disposal of wastes are extensively studied by the Institute. As a part of the study ‘Regional Ground Water Quality of Gujarat’, GEMI has carried out the monitoring of groundwater of 8 districts namely; Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Mehsana, Anand, Kheda, Sabarkantha, Patan and Bharuch; where around 280 groundwater sample were collected, in addition to the monitoring of the 1 solid waste management site named ‘Solid Waste Management Dump Site – Pirana, Ahmedabad’ till date.

Objectives

  • To monitor the ground water quality of Gujarat State in accordance to drinking water standards
  • To generate the primary data in order to evaluate the ground water quality of Gujarat State
  • To monitor the depth of bore well and its usage in order to evaluate its effect on the same
  • To carryout co-relation and the regression analysis of the data obtained
  • Usage of various interpolation methods for predicting spatial distribution of groundwater characteristics
  • To make available the current status of the groundwater quality of the district to a public at large

    

Project Benefits

The project will have the following benefits:

  • Local people could know their groundwater quality, based on which the effective utilization of groundwater can be done,
  • Concerned government department/agencies/researchers/scholars engaged in the overall development of the groundwater resource,

Deliverables

  • The study of Regional Groundwater Quality of Gujarat will provide an updated status of groundwater quality of different regions of the Gujarat state.
  • Suggest remedies at user end to reduce the health impacts due to degrade groundwater quality.