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Pollution Problems of the Groundwater Regimes in Calicut City, Kerala, due to Cannoly Canal

  • T. K. Jalaja
  • E. Nirmala
  • Nirmala Stephen
  • S. R. Nair
Conference paper

Abstract

Kerala state occupies the south-west part of India, between 8° 17′ 30″ and 12° 47′ 40″ north latitude and 74° 51′ to 77°24′ 47″ east longitude. The majestic western ghats and the Arabian sea on the west have given Kerala distinctive physical and cultural features. Kerala enjoys a tropical monsoon climate and receives good monsoon rains i.e., south-west monsoon [June–September] and north-east monsoon [October–December]. The average rainfall is about 3000 Mm. The state, with a total area of 38,863 sq. km, has a groundwater potential of 5000 Mm3. Even though it receives fairly good average rainfall, bulk of our rural population depend on groundwater for multipurpose activities.

Keywords

Hydrogen Sulphide Hospital Waste Scale Industry Tropical Monsoon Climate Kerala State 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. K. Jalaja
    • 1
  • E. Nirmala
    • 1
  • Nirmala Stephen
    • 1
  • S. R. Nair
    • 1
  1. 1.Environmental Studies DivisionCentre for Water Resources Development and ManagementCalicutIndia

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