Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 9 No. Special Edition May. 2015

Studies on Phytoplankton with reference to Ecology and Pollution Status of Upper Lake of Bhopal, India

Neelofar Iqbal

Saifia Science College, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Received on 12 December 2014 and accepted on 02 February 2015



In Bhopal under the Lake conservation and management programmes various activities are being implemented on Upper Lake to protect the Lake from further degradation, to restore the water quality including overall up gradation of these two Lakes. The various developmental activities that have been done may have its consequence on the ecological parameters of the Lakes. Thus considering the importance of these factors various relevant parameters such as Phytoplankton have been studied from 2013 & 2014 to assess the ecological status of Upper Lake, with respect to its pollution status so as to delineate the polluted and eco-sensitive zones for mitigative measurements if required.

Keywords : Upper Lake, Degradation, Ecological parameters, Phytoplankton, Eco-sensitive zone.