Ionic composition and hazards of poor quality waters for irrigation in southwestern part of Punjab

The quality of water is of immense importance because poor quality ground water is not only a limiting factor in crop production but also its constant and indiscriminate use causes secondary salinization. Therefore, a qualitative water quality survey was carried out to diagnose the salinity for sodicity hazards in ground waters in relation to their suitability for irrigation in Faridkot district (Punjab) having two blocks namely Faridkot and Kotkapura.