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Water Quality of River Narmada at Gwari Ghat Jabalpur (M.P., India) in Terms of Microbial Load, Drug Resistance and Potability

1Shri Ram Institute of Pharmacy, Madhotal, Jabalpur, India


Journal of Applied & Environmental Microbiology. 2018, Vol. 6 No. 1, 25-29
DOI: 10.12691/jaem-6-1-4
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Poornima Sharma. Water Quality of River Narmada at Gwari Ghat Jabalpur (M.P., India) in Terms of Microbial Load, Drug Resistance and Potability. Journal of Applied & Environmental Microbiology. 2018; 6(1):25-29. doi: 10.12691/jaem-6-1-4.

Correspondence to: Poornima  Sharma, Shri Ram Institute of Pharmacy, Madhotal, Jabalpur, India. Email: poornima.sharma.india@gmail.com

Abstract

Regular assessment of river water quality is required to monitor the effectiveness of various schemes declared by municipal authorities in the direction of cleaning river Narmada. Though efforts have been made by the responsible authorities, the expected results are yet to be achieved. Water samples tested on selective and differential media indicate presence of potentially pathogenic microbes in high numbers such as Pseudomonas, Salmonella and Shigella, other than E.coli. Drug resistant forms of enteric bacteria were not detected in present research. Yeast and mould forms were also obtained in test samples where Candida, Aspergillus, Penicillium were at considerable levels, though dermatophytes were infrequently obtained.

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