With heavy presence of pollutants in water due to increasing industrialisation and anthropogenic activities becoming a cause of concern, the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) here

Considering the health effects of fluoride, the present study was undertaken to assess the concentration of fluoride in groundwater, and urine of school children in Bass region of Haryana state.

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Fluoride in Drinking Water, 21/12/2017. State / UT-wise number of fluoride affected habitations with population, as reported by the States into Integrated Management Information System
(IMIS) of the Ministry as on 15th December, 2017 is at Annexure.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Contaminated Drinking Water, 21/12/2017. State / UT-wise number of fluoride, arsenic, iron, nitrate, salinity & heavy metals affected habitations including Bihar and West Bengal States, as reported by the States into Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) of the Ministry as on 19th December, 2017 is at Annexure-I. State / UT-wise number of habitations in the category of fully covered, partially covered and quality affected, as reported by the states into IMIS of the Ministry as on 19th December,2017 is at Annexure-II.

Under the loom of extreme climatic perturbations, human expansion and rising demand, world’s freshwater reserves are expected to suffer severe setbacks in the coming years. A major task for the international authorities in this regard is to develop a reliable inventory of existing potable water sources and identify the challenges therein. The main objective of this study was to present a spatial summary of ‘safe’ water sources in India using the most ‘authentic’, cross-sectional, open-sourced census database for 2011 ranging from household to state level.

An intensive research on ways to counter the health effects of flouride on human health is underway here.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Fluoride in Drinking Water, 20/07/2017. State-wise number of habitations affected by fluoride, arsenic and other heavy metals as reported by the States into integrated management information system (IMIS) of the Ministry as on 14th July, 2017 is at Annexure-I. Under National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP), Up to 67% fund allocated to the states can be utilized for coverage & tackling water quality problems.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Contamination of Ground Water, 20/07/2017. Ground water quality data generated by Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) during various scientific studies and ground water quality monitoring indicates that contamination of ground water in isolated pockets in parts of various States. Contamination is both geo-genic and anthropogenic in nature including due to use of pesticides and fertilizers.

About 76 percent of rural habitations in India have achieved a fully covered (FC) status, under the National Rural Drinking Water Program, with basic minimum service level of 40 liters per capita daily (lpcd), but this coverage is primarily through hand-pumps and does not necessarily translate into sustainable and good quality service delivery.

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

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