NITI Aayog will provide Rs 1,000 crore to save a large population in various states where people are forced to consume groundwater that contains excess of health-crippling arsenic and fluoride.

The Standing Committee on Water Resources (2015-16) present the Fifth Report on “Review of Ground Water Scenario, need for a comprehensive policy and measures to address problems in the country with particular reference to Dark Blocks; and Contamination of underground water by certain industries.”

Over 3.6 crore people living in more than 63,000 rural habitations are exposed to health hazards due to drinking water quality problems like excess arsenic, fluoride, iron, salinity or nitrate.

Public Health Engineering Minister Ramsevak Paikra on Monday informed the Chhattisgarh Assembly that drinking water in at least 395 villages of 17 districts in Chhattisgarh had excess fluoride cont

The groundwater of Ambagarh Chouki, Rajnandgaon, India, shows elevated levels of As and F−, frequently above the WHO guidelines. In this work, the concentrations of As, F−, Na+, Mg2+, Ca2+, Cl−, SO4 2−, HCO3 −, Fe, dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) in the groundwater of Ambagarh Chouki are described. The sources of dissolved components in the groundwater are investigated using the cluster and factor analysis. Five factors have been identified and linked to processes responsible for the formation of groundwater chemistry.

A report on groundwater has sounded the alarm bells for people of the district, as fluoride content in water has been found 22 times higher than the permissible limit in Narnaul, the district headq

For an election that can make or break the main contenders for power in Bihar, no one seems bothered about environmental issues.

The Tribunal had constituted a core committee to monitor the potential hazards of industrial development in Singrauli area and five sub-committees for quantification of industrial pollution and impact assessment of water, air, soil and health in and around Singrauli.

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned Rs.543.63 crore assistance for mega drinking water supply project in fluoride-contaminated blocks of Odisha’s Nuapada

Prahlad Singh and his friends look at each other, amused as they point to the handpump situated at the centre of their village.

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