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Sewage contamination and diminished water quality of Naubatpur, Patna: A microbiological approach

Kanchan Kumar* & Shailendra Kumar
Department of Zoology, T.S. College, Hisua, Nawada, Magadh University, Bodh-Gaya, Bihar, India
Received : 18th December, 2019 ; Revised : 14th February, 2020

Abstract : Water is considered as the elixir of life. Apart from its central role in governing biological activities, it has also contributed a lot in the evolution of the human civilization. Water bodies like springs, rivers, lakes etc. have provided suitable sites for human settlements between states & countries and with advent of time, these sites later developed as political centers. Microbial analysis is one of the basic tools to evaluate the pollution status of the water bodies. The presence of coliform bacteria is considered as the bio-indicator of fecal contamination of water. The findings of the
present study give an insight to the diminished water quality of the Naubatpur Block of Patna, Bihar due to sewage contamination. The increased incidence of water borne diseases in the local inhabitants should be thoroughly managed. A judicious intervention of the local authorities and the stakeholders are the need of hours to restrict unscientific and untreated sewage disposal in the water bodies of the said.

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