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The impact of anthropogenic organic and inorganic pollutants on the Hasdeo River Water Quality in Korba Region, Chhattisgarh, India



Monika Bhaskar1, Ashwini Kumar Dixit1, Kundan Kumar Ojha1, Satish Dubey1, Akanksha Singh1 and Amar Abhishek1,2



1School of Life Sciences, Department of Botany, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur-495009, Chhattisgarh, India; 2King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, 226003;



Amar Abhishek - Email: drabhi000bharat@gmail.com; *Corresponding author:


Article Type

Research Article



Received February 27, 2020; Revised April 1, 2020; Accepted April 4, 2020; Published April 30, 2020



In the name of development, industries discharge their wastewater, which contains different Metallic species and massive organic load into the next-door river system. In this study, we assess the impact of organic and inorganic contaminations on Hasdeo River at Korba region, which is fifth critically polluted city in India. Hear, a new approach for water quality indexing like Water quality index (WQI), Heavy metal pollution index (HPI) and metal index (MI) has been proposed to represent pollution due to heavy metals in river system. The sample’s pollution parameters and heavy metals contamination is exceed from BIS or WHO standards of drinking water (all p<0.05). WQI shows that the entire water samples are not suitable for drinking and aquatic life but they are safe only for irrigation. HPI and MI calculation revels that more than 95% sampling sites are critically polluted with heavy metals. Thus, a high level of industrialization deterioration of river water quality is recorded for adequate action.



Hasdeo River; heavy metals; water quality index (WQI); heavy metal pollution index (HPI); metal index (MI).



Bhaskar et al. 332-340 (2020)


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P Kangueane






Biomedical Informatics



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