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The Mehsana district located in North Gujarat has experienced a growing concern because of itsrecent association with Fluoride toxicity in the form of endemic dental and skeletal fluorosis. The extensive agricultural consumption of groundwater in the area has led to the depletion of its quality. Therefore the present study was aimed to evaluate the groundwater quality, by checking its suitability for drinking water purpose and finding out major contaminants in the area. To fulfill the pupose of study water samples from 60 villages were collected and analysed for various physico-chemical parameters including major cations and anions and were statistically analysed. Geochemical evaluation was also performed using Pipers diagram. 53% samples were moderately hard, 30% samples were exceeding permissible limit of alkalinity while 45% samples have high fluoride content. The hydro-geochemical faces shows that water of kheralutaluka is dominated by alkaline earth metals (Ca2­+ and Mg2+) and the major types of water are of Ca-Cl-HCO3, Ca-HCO3-Cl and Na-HCO3-Cl rest all other samples have mix faces.


Drinking water quality Groundwater Kheralutaluka

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Parikh , P. ., & Parikh, R. . . (2014). A study of physico-chemical properties of ground water of Kheralutaluka, Gujarat, India. Environment Conservation Journal, 15(3), 143–148.


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