TIES Meenachil Water Quality Study 2023


Meenachil River is one of the important rivers of Kottayam District, Kerala. It has a total drainage basin of 1272 km2. The river which originates from the Western Ghats later flows through Meenachil, Vaikom, and Kottayam Taluks. The main uses of this river include domestic, agricultural purposes, etc. TIES as part of its research and development programmes conducted a water quality study of the Meenachil River, from Adukkam to Pazhukkanilakayal, covering 14 locations. The study reveals that the river is highly polluted with Coliform bacteria. The key findings of the study are below