Geophysical Characterization of Salinity Ingress in Surka Mining Lease Area of Gujarat, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Manoj Khandelwal
Faculty of Science and Technology
Federation University Australia, Ballarat
Victoria 3353, Australia
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Received Date: September 01, 2015; Accepted Date: September 10, 2015; Published Date: September 17, 2015
Citation: Singh AP, Gupta PK, Khandelwal M (2015) Geophysical Characterization of Salinity Ingress in Surka Mining Lease Area of Gujarat, India. J Powder Metall Min 4:136.doi:10.4172/2168-9806.1000136
Copyright: © 2015 Singh AP, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Salinity ingress is refers to the process of salt water invading areas which previously contained only fresh water. The coastal areas of Gujarat especially the villages lying within 20-25 km from the seashore are suffering from the problem of salinity ingress. Most of the rivulets that drain this region are seasonal at best and their water does not last beyond monsoons. The other aquifers like ponds, which get water from these rivers, also dry up as early as October. The present paper deals with the salinity ingress of Surka mining lease area of Gujarat.