Multivariate statistical techniques, cluster and principal component analysis were applied to the data on groundwater quality of Suri I and II Blocks of Birbhum District, West Bengal, India, to extract principal factors corresponding to the different sources of variation in the hydrochemistry as well as the main controls on the hydrochemistry.

Millets are small grained, annual, warm weather cereals that includes 8000 species within 600 genera, of which only 35 species comprising 20 genera have been domesticated. Finger millet is grown as an important food crop in many developing countries of the tropical region; mainly in Africa and Asia. It is known as ragi and mandia in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. Millets offer both nutritional and livelihood security for human being and fodder security for diverse livestock population in dryland regions of rural India.

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