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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(9): 1447-1455
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.166


Impact of Agriculture and Land Use on Ground Water Quality: A Case Study of Ladakh Cold Arid Region
Jigmet Yangchan1, Sonam Dawa2*, M. S. Raguwanshi3, Phuntsog Tundup4 and Vikas Gupta4
1HMAARI, SKUAST-K, Leh-Ladakh-194101 (J&K), India
2National Research Institute for Sowa-Rigpa (NRIS)-Leh, CCRAS, Ministry of AYUSH, India
3ICAR-National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning, Nagpur-440033 (MS), India
4 Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK)-Stakna, SKUAST-K, Leh-Ladakh, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Water reservoirs are always characterized for drinking water quality. However, in catchments where arable fields dominate, the impact of agriculture on water pollution is still problematic. In Ladakh, recently the fertilization level has decreased drastically due to detrimental impact on soil conditions, mostly for economic reasons as well as lastly getting more awareness on benefits of organic farming towards maintaining indigenous traditional knowledge/ methodologies. However, almost few villages still apply fertilizers as starter dose to boost the crop emergence as well as adding un-decomposed manure cum night soil in their field due to declining trend in livestock size per household. In order to evaluate the impact of agriculture on water quality in a water reservoir with a high proportion of arable fields adjoining to reservoir were monitored. Present study was carried out in Gangles Gompa village situated 5 km upper side of Leh market with stone meant to provide drinking water for 40% population of Leh city. The aim of the study were to assess (1) the impact of agriculture land on groundwater, and running water quality and (2) impact of drains on aquatic animals and human health.


Keywords: Fertilization, un-decomposed manure, ground water, water reservoir.
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Jigmet Yangchan, Sonam Dawa, M. S. Raguwanshi, Phuntsog Tundup and Vikas Gupta 2019. Impact of Agriculture and Land Use on Ground Water Quality: A Case Study of Ladakh Cold Arid Region.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(9): 1447-1455. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.166