Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorQasim, S.Z.
dc.contributor.authorSenGupta, R.
dc.contributor.authorKureishy, T.W.
dc.identifier.citationProceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences (Animal Sciences), vol.97; 1988; 117-131
dc.description.abstractThe state of marine pollution along the 7000 km long coastline and 2.015 x 106km exclusive economic zone of India is summarized. The coastal water receives 4.1 km3 of domestic sewage and 0.41 km3 of industrial wastes. Nearly 447 million tonnes of oil and its products are transported through the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal with the result that some of our coastal areas particularly adjoining the large cities are getting polluted. Increased eutrophication and decrease in dissolved oxygen associated with the generation of toxic hydrogen sulphide have been observed at several places. Heavy metal concentrations are largely within the acceptable limits in water and in biota excepting in a few areas. Organochlorine and pesticides residues have often been found to be high in zooplankton and in the sediments near the confluence of the river and the sea, indicating their land origin. Oil pollution is a chronic problem in the northern Indian Ocean. Several of the endangered ecosystems have now been offered protection by declaring them as marine parks. It is recommended that to maintain coastal waters clean, wise and judicious use of the ocean must form and integral part of our planning.
dc.publisherIndian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore
dc.relation.ispartofP Indian As-Anim Sci
dc.subjectAquatic Pollution
dc.subject.othersea water
dc.subject.otheroil pollution
dc.subject.otherheavy metals
dc.subject.otherindustrial wastes
dc.subject.otherdomestic wastes
dc.subject.othercoastal zone
dc.subject.otherexclusive economic zone
dc.subject.othermarine pollution
dc.subject.otherwater pollution
dc.subject.otherISW, India
dc.titlePollution of the seas around India
dc.typeJournal Article

Files in this item


There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record