ESTIMATION OF WATER QUALITY STATUS OF KALINGA NAGAR INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX IN THE DISTRICT OF JAJPUR OF ODISHA, INDIA
The industries located in Kalinga Nagar industrial complex of Jajpur is using a large amount of fresh water from Kharasuan branch of Brahamani river for different purposes like cooling, washing of materials, finishing etc., and is producing a very large amount of waste water. Waste water create nuisance, degrades land , aquatic body and is responsible for water borne diseases in humans and animals as it contains heavy metals and harmful microorganisms. The present study aims at assessing the water quality status of Kalinga Nagar Industrial Complex (KNIC), an emerging steel hub in the district of Jajpur, Odisha. Waste water Samples were collected from the different places of Kalinga Nagar Industrial Complex and their Physico-chemical analysis was done by following the procedures prescribed by APHA (1995). This study identifies the potential sources of pollutants and degree of water pollution by calculating its water quality index (WQI).