Aquaculture and its impact on ground water in East Godavari District Andhra Pradesh, India – A Case Study

Ground water is a significant source for drinking, agricultural and aquaculture purposes in Godavari region. Groundwater if contaminated due to manmade activities cause concern on environment and human health. The aim of the present study is to review the impact of aquaculture on environment briefly and to assess the ground water quality in East Godavari District. Aquaculture activities are major impact on water resources-they are physical, chemical and biological. Physically there is a lot of pressure on water; chemically it is polluted the water as well as land; biologically it introduces exotic species, pathogens and diseases. It is due to poor planning of land and water resources management.

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