Snehal S Donde*
Dean Administrative Affairs, BhaktivedantaVidyapeetha Research Centre, India
*Corresponding Author: Snehal S Donde, Dean Administrative Affairs, BhaktivedantaVidyapeetha Research Centre, India.
Received: February 19, 2020; Published: July 11, 2020
Kamvari river was once a huge commercial navigation port, is now a diminishing perennial river of total 34 Km length flowing polluted through the Bhiwandi city, Kalyan Taluka, Maharashtra. Researcher being a Jalnayak recognized by Government of Maharashtra has taken initiative to revive and rejuvenate the river Kamvari along with other water bodies to restore its historic glory. The aim is to make all water bodies pollution free. Thus, origin to confluence of river course was located with Google Earth app and remote sensing images and documented for first time the origin in Depoli and Lamaj village and confluence in Thane creek, ultimately draining in Arabian sea. The investigation of point and non-point sources of pollution, showed the establishment of most of the Textile Units, Slaughter houses and Tabelas in blue line area of river and direct release of untreated effluents from these sources along with untreated sewage water in the river. Water samples of river and other water bodies across Bhiwandi city was collected from multiple sites with intercept method, were subjected to Physico-chemical parameters tests. Almost status of all parameters in every sample was against the permissible limits and indicated percolation and mixing of creak water in ground water, among other factors. Respondents response during social assessment was very crucial to understand the rising pollution issues and risk to human health.Low capacity Sewage Treatment Plants (28%), no or non- functional Effluents Treatment Plants (ETP) in textile units, solid waste disposal in water bodies, power-looms without toilets need immediate action. An integrated approach working model has been recommended to the administrative authorities in Bhiwandi region and District Collector office to work in tandem for revival of water bodies with appropriate restoration plans.
Keywords: Water Bodies; Physico-Chemical Parameters; Industry Pollution; River Restoration
Citation: Snehal S Donde. “Study of Physico-Chemical Status for Augmentation of Kamvari River Flow and Restoration of Water Quality in Bhiwandi City (MS)". Acta Scientific Agriculture 4.8 (2020): 04-14.
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