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QUALITY OF UNDERGROUND IRRIGATION WATERS OF MOHINDERGARH BLOCK OF DISTRICT MOHINDERGARH OF HARYANA

Rajpaul*, A.K. Kapoor and Ajit S Kharub*
Department of Soil Science, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar - 125 004, India

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ARCC2264
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Abstract
An investigation was undertaken with the objective to determine the quality of underground
waters of Mohindergarh block of district Mohindergarh, their effect on soil properties and to categorize
them for their suitability for irrigation. A total of 906 water samples were collected, from 64 villages of
Mohindergarh block. The waters were classified according to their suitability. According to Manchanda’s
classification half of the waters (51.2%) were sodic having EC 10 ( mmole l-1)1/2 and
RSC > 2.50 me l-1 followed by saline-sodic (30.1 %) and good quality (17.0%) waters. Whereas
according to CSSRI classification 16.87, 2.11, 1.00, 25.19, 7.44, 7.44 and 28.41 were good, marginal
saline, saline, high SAR saline, marginally alkali, alkali and highly alkali respectively. The waters
are mostly Na-Mg-Ca type with dominance of chlorides followed by sulphate.
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References
  1. Manchanda, H.R. (1976). Quality of Ground Waters in Haryana. Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, pp. 160.
  2. Minhas, P.S. and Tyagi, N.K. (1998). Guidelines for irrigation with saline and alkali waters. Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, Technical Bulletin 1/98, pp. 36.
  3. Richards, L.A. (1954). Diagnosis and Improvement of Saline and Alkali Soils. U.S.D.A. Agriculture Hand Book No. 60, Indian Edition 1968.
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