Impact of Ganesh idol immersion activities on the water quality of Tapi River, Surat (Gujarat) India

In this paper the impact of Ganesh idol immersion on water quality of Tapi River is discussed, for this purpose Ashwanikumar immersion point (Ovara) was selected as sampling station because large number of Ganesh idols immersed on this Ghat of Tapi River. Water samples were collected at morning hours during pre immersion, during immersion and post immersion periods of Ganesh idols. The changes in physico-chemical properties of Tapi River were observed except temperature, pH and DO with minor changes while CO2, BOD, COD, total alkalinity, total hardness, total calcium, and oil & grease were observed with major changes during immersion period.

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