Pollution Status of Perennial River Tamiraparani with Special Reference to Sewage Mixing and Coliform Bacteria

Author(s): S. Hema and S. Muthalagi

River plays a significant role because they not only serve the purpose of water supply for domestic, industrial and agricultural and power generation but are also utilized for the disposal of sewage and industrial wastes and therefore, it is put under tremendous pressure due to human activities. In the last few decades, there has been increasingly greater emphasis on the deterioration of the quality of Indian rivers. Most of the rivers have unmindfully used for the disposal of domestic and industrial wastes. This paper deals with the study of pollution status of perennial river Tamiraparani with special reference to sewage mixing and coliform bacteria.

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