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Average values in Varanasi 2006
Location / ParametersBiochemical Oxygen
Demand (mg/l)
Fecal Coliform
Count / 100ml
At beginning of the Varanasi City
Near Assi/Tulsi ghat
3-8 mg/l20,000 - 100,000 per 100ml
Downstream of the Varanasi City
Varuna confluence with Ganga
20-50 mg/l1,000,000-2,000,000 per 100ml
Permissible limits for bathingLess than 3mg/lLess than 500 per 100ml


Some times we also monitor at some ghats in AHALLABAD
Here you can see the value of the most important parameters in 2 different ghats.
Sangam Ghat most frequent bathing ghat and Shankar Ghat, which has very severe outfalls of sewage.
ParameterSangam GhatShankar ghat
200716/1 25/1 2/2 15/616/1 25/1 2/2 15/6
DO mg O2 g/l7,8 8,8 9,0 5,27,5 7,8 7,0 4,1
BOD mg O2 g/l38 32 31 2330 43 47 32
FCC thousands/100 ml20 31 48 29 210 260 310 160
 
ParameterSangam GhatShankar ghat
200811/1 1/211/1 1/2
DO mg O2 g/l11,8 12,210,8 10,0
BOD mg O2 g/l 6,8 2118,6 22
FCC thousands/100 ml43 86 344 370


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Special thanks to Prof. Berit Lindahl(SWEDEN) & Manon Lafleur(CANADA) for their support in Concept & Design