Human Interference on River Health

A Study on the Haora River, Tripura, India

  • Shreya Bandyopadhyay
  • Sunil Kumar De

Part of the Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research book series (AAHER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Shreya Bandyopadhyay, Sunil Kumar De
    Pages 1-14
  3. Shreya Bandyopadhyay, Sunil Kumar De
    Pages 15-45
  4. Shreya Bandyopadhyay, Sunil Kumar De
    Pages 47-59
  5. Shreya Bandyopadhyay, Sunil Kumar De
    Pages 61-73
  6. Shreya Bandyopadhyay, Sunil Kumar De
    Pages 75-89
  7. Shreya Bandyopadhyay, Sunil Kumar De
    Pages 91-110
  8. Shreya Bandyopadhyay, Sunil Kumar De
    Pages 111-122
  9. Shreya Bandyopadhyay, Sunil Kumar De
    Pages 123-140
  10. Shreya Bandyopadhyay, Sunil Kumar De
    Pages 169-181
  11. Shreya Bandyopadhyay, Sunil Kumar De
    Pages 183-194
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 195-218

About this book

Introduction

This book examines in detail the health of India’s Haora River, which is of vital importance as the lifeline of Agartala, the Capital City of Tripura. From its source in the Baramura Hills, the river debouches onto the rolling plains of Chandrasadhubari. Thousands of people between Chandrasadhubari and the boundary of Bangladesh have settled along the riverbanks and are directly dependent on the river.

Since the 1970s the ever-growing population of the Haora River basin has been exerting tremendous pressure on the river. Several anthropogenic activities affect the river, increasing sedimentation and pollution, and are leading the Haora River toward its dying phase. 

This book presents the problems related to the overall health of the Haora River and discusses some proposals for restoring the ecological balance and geo-political stability of this strategically important part of the country.

Keywords

Physical, chemical and biological parameters River bank erosion hazard zonation Soil loss and sediment yield Pollution status of the river Haora Anthropogenic effects on rivers

Authors and affiliations

  • Shreya Bandyopadhyay
    • 1
  • Sunil Kumar De
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeographyAdamas University Department of GeographyKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Department of GeographyNorth-Eastern Hill UniversityShillongIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41018-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-41017-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-41018-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1879-7180
  • Series Online ISSN 1879-7199
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