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A study carried out by the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre has revealed that samples of packaged drinking water from the city have been found to contain levels of bromate, chlorite and chlorate highe

Availability of clean water and adequate sanitation facilities are of prime importance for limiting diarrheal diseases. We examined the spatial information on the groundwater quality and sanitation facilities of a village in southern India using Geographic Information System (GIS) tools. Place of residence, position of wells and latrines were mapped and well water samples were tested for microbial contamination (Total Coliform Counts (TCC), Fecal Coliform Counts (FCC) and Fecal Streptococcal Counts (FSC)).

It is very tough trade-off between economic growth and environmental sustainability in a faster growing developing country like India. The Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) hypothesis proposes that environmental degradation initially increases with the income rise, and then begins to decrease once a certain threshold of income growth is achieved. The present study is an endeavour to explore EKC in relation to safe drinking water access, groundwater resource development and utilisation, as well as its

Groundwater is the most preferred source of water in various user sectors in India on account of its near universal availability, dependability and low capital cost. The present study mainly focus on the drinking water quality index of one of the fast growing city of India, Patna. The city has a population of 58.3lakhs of people which mainly relay ground water for drinking. The ground water from fourteen stations was analysed.

Participatory technological Innovations for drinking water security in alluvial flood plains of North Bihar presentation by by Eklavya Prasad, Megh Pyne Abhiyan, Bihar at Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) book launch of Rising to the Call - Good Practices of Climate Change Adaptation in India at IHC, New Delhi.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on quality of drinking water, 24/11/2014.

Of all the clean water that our cities consume, roughly half of it flows down our sewers to sewage treatment plants where it is treated and released back to the environment.

Planning for drinking water security in the Gram Panchayat, which includes measures for conservation, protection and augmentation of sources, quality surveillance and operations and maintenance, would help overcome drinking water scarcity and improve the health status of the people.

Physicochemical investigation of water from public water supply schemes was carried out with the objective of assessing its potabiliy for drinking purpose. It was observed that, lowest BOD value of 5.3 mg/L and highest BOD value of 8.1 mg/L where as the lowest COD of 75.3 mg/L and highest COD of 112.30mg/L.. DO ranged from 3.4 to 6.3 mg/L. Electrical Conductivity was from 578 to 710 umho/cms which is below the permissible limit. The total hardness was from 33.89 to 20.99 mg/l, pH was acidic to mild alkaline. The Suspended solids and total dissolved solids were within permissible limit.

Established causes of diabetes do not fully explain the present epidemic. High-level arsenic exposure has been implicated in diabetes risk, but the effect of low-level arsenic exposure in drinking water remains unclear. The researchers sought to determine whether long-term exposure to low-level arsenic in drinking water in Denmark is associated with an increased risk of diabetes using a large prospective cohort.

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