Physicochemical and Environmental Bacteria Screening of River Suswa with Relation to Human Health



  • Rakesh Pant Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun
  • Bharat Rohilla Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun
  • Mrinal Singh Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun
  • Shreyoshi Tarapdar Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun
  • Nirmal Patrick Department of Quality, Eureka Forbes Ltd Lal Tappar, Dehradun-248140(UK), India
  • Amit Gupta a:1:{s:5:"en_US";s:45:"Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun";}


Introduction: Bacteria, being one of the most successful living forms and a result of phenotypic flexibility may be found in practically any environmental matrix. Pathogenic bacteria can also be found in water, rendering it unsafe to drink because they are responsible for a wide range of illnesses in humans, animals, plants, and other living things. 

Objective: The main aim of this study is to find out the physicochemical and environmental bacteria screening of river Suswa. 

Methods: Water Quality Index (WQI), are the variables most commonly used for the assessment of water quality: Dissolved Oxygen, pH, coliform, specific conductance, alkalinity, chloride, etc. 

Results: In this study, we found excess contamination of metals and organic and non-organic matter. 

Conclusion: Water is one of life's most basic needs, yet it's becoming increasingly scarce and polluted. Researchers must develop a technique for improved wastewater treatment of water to successfully remove pollutants while also avoiding contamination of water sources. Before they reach the water sources, improve solid waste management and agricultural chemical control


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Human health, Suswa River, Dehradun, Environmental bacteria, Water Quality



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Pant R, Rohilla B, Singh M, Tarapdar S, Patrick N, Gupta A. Physicochemical and Environmental Bacteria Screening of River Suswa with Relation to Human Health . Scopus Indexed [Internet]. 2023 Sep. 15 [cited 2024 Feb. 26];16(5):6958-65. Available from:



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