Research Papers

Seasonal Diatom Variations with Reference to Physico-chemical Properties of Water of Mansagar Lake of Jaipur, Rajasthan

The present investigation accounts for the seasonal studies of Mansagar Lake (Jalmahal), Jaipur on the diatom diversity, density and distribution in different seasons and their correlation with physico-chemical properties of water. The study reveals the presence of 35 diatom species. A limited number of these were recorded throughout the year, while others were distributed in different seasons mainly in winter and summer. For more information, please click on the following link: Jal Mahal Tourism Project

Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan and known worldwide as the Pink City, has a unique presence on national & international tourism map. It also falls on the famous golden triangle (Delhi- Agra-Jaipur). About 800,000 tourists visit Jaipur every year including 175,000 foreign nationals For more information, please click on the following link: Mansagar Lake: PAst Present & Future

Mansagar is spread over in about 130 ha with a maximum depth (>7m) at the dam's outflow point is a man-made lake polluted with municipal and industrial sewage since 1962 through 2 main wastewater drains namely Brahampuri and Nagtalai. Water-hyacinth infestation in 1975 suppressed algal growth whereas addition of its organic produce catalyzed water quality deterioration. This lake suffered maximum when unprecedented down pour for 2days in August 1981 deposited enormous amount of sand and silt through wastewater drains. For more information, please click on the following link: Lake Conservation as Citizens' Initiative in India

A new fillip was received to the Man Sagar lake conservation initiatives in the city of Jaipur, India, following support received from the Rufford Small Grants Foundation (July 2010 onwards for one year). The programmes got strengthened and also diversified, one new project taken up first time: Check list of Common Birds of Man Sagar Lake. For more information, please click on the following link: Mine Spoil Restoration: A strategy combining rainwater harvesting and adaptation to random recurrence of droughts in Rajasthan

Rajasthan presents evidence for the existence of one of the most advanced works of ancient mining and accompanied deforestation globally. Mining continues to be an important economic activity in Rajasthan. However, economic benefits of mineral extraction also accompany environmental, economic and social costs. Mine waste dumps and mined out areas viewed simply as the legacies of past may appear overwhelming environmental hazards presenting ugly picture of cultural landscape. For more information, please click on the following link: Seasonal Diatom Variations with Reference to Physico-chemical Properties of Water of Mansagar Lake of Jaipur, Rajasthan

The present investigation accounts for the seasonal studies of Mansagar Lake (Jalmahal), Jaipur on the diatom diversity, density and distribution in different seasons and their correlation with physico-chemical properties of water. The study reveals the presence of 35 diatom species. A limited number of these were recorded throughout the year, while others were distributed in different seasons mainly in winter and summer. For more information, please click on the following link: