Despite facing a major problem of water contamination, the Rajasthan government failed to use allocated budget for redressal of water quality related problems under the National Rural Drinking Wate

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Arsenic and Fluoride in Ground Water, 06/04/2017. Number of habitations and population affected by fluoride and arsenic contamination in

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Asim Sarode & Ors. Vs the Collector, Nanded & Others regarding unregulated groundwater extraction leading to over exploitation of the groundwater resources with resultant increase in concentration of the fluorides in the groundwater, Maharashtra.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Fluorides in Ground Water, 16/03/2017. State-wise number of fluoride affected habitations ( more than permissible level prescribed by Bureau of Indian Standards for drinking water) as reported by the States into Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) of the Ministry as on 10th March, 2017 is at Annexure-I.

The parliamentary Committee on Budget has promised to set aside funds in the 2017-18 financial year to resolve the problem of high fluoride content in water consumed in Naivasha.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Fluoride and Arsenic in Drinking Water, 09/03/2017. As reported by the States into the online Integrated Management Information System (IMIS), the

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Contamination of Ground Water, 09/02/2017. Ground water quality data generated by Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) during various scientific studies and ground water quality monitoring indicates that ground water in isolated pockets in parts of various States is contaminated with Fluoride, Nitrate, Arsenic, Lead, Cadmium, Chromium etc. The State-wise details of districts affected in parts with ground water contamination are given at Annexure I.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Contamination of Water, 07/02/2017. Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) carries out groundwater quality assessment and monitoring across the country. Based on such assessment, locations in excess of permissible limits, as prescribed by Bureau of Indian Standards, have been identified which are given in the annexure.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Chemical Contamination in Drinking Water, 06/02/2017. As reported by the States into the Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) of the Ministry as on 3 Feb 2017, the names of 100 districts belong to 13 States where high incidence of drinking water contamination found is given in Annexure.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Community Drinking Water Purification Plants, 24/11/2016. With the recommendation of NITI Aayog, Government of India had provided funds to the tune of Rs 800 crore for installation of community drinking water purification plants in arsenic and fluoride affected habitations so that 8 to 10 litres per capita per day of safe water for drinking and cooking purposes is made available to the affected population as a short term measure.

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