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I have 3 acer agricultural land near kanakapura, Bangalore. There is a govt. water channel flowing close to my land. Waste water from parts of banhalore mixes with water in byramnagla dam. Some of it treated & some untreated. This is sent downstream. By the time it reaches my farm, water would have traveled 40KM. Water is odorless & almost clear.
Most of the farmers grow Mulberry & are into sereculture. half of my land also has Mulberry plantation. I have plans to grow something in rest of the farm. But not sure if it is fine to grow fruits Or vegitables in that water. Thinking of horticulture…but initial cost are very high. Farmers around use this water for cattle, farming & washing cloths.
Can any one suggest what tests to be done to check, if it is safe to grow food for human consumption? There are people growing fruits & pulse cropts Posts say this water is very nutrient…but might also carry excess desolved salts, heavy metals & may be some chemicals. Good thing is there is no need of current , bore well. Water is available all around year to be taken from channel. Please suggest.