Agriculture plays a significant role in the Indian economy. Food production in India has increased from 51 MT in 1950-51 to 204.6 MT in 2004. While Green Revolution has been one of the greatest success stories of India with its dramatic impact on food security, environmental concerns have been growing rapidly all over the world.

Jabalpur is a fluorosis endemic district, falls in the central part of Madhya Pradesh. Many of the people in this area are suffering from large scale fluorosis. By analyzing the last eleven years data, the researchers tried to study the resource profile that enhances the fluoride contamination in the area under reference.

Millions of people are crippled and leading vegetable life, due to fluoride in many parts of the country. The main cause of disease is intake of water with high fluoride content, i.e. more than 1.5 mg/L. Jabalpur district falls in the central part of Madhya Pradesh, many of the people in this area are suffering from large-scale fluorosis.

The distribution trends of trace elements over North and South Krishna delta were examined in relation to fresh-, brackish- and saline-water zonations. Strontium and boron have shown significant variations in fresh-, brackish- and saline-water environment. Strontium has shown a variation from 23 to 1500 mg/l in freshwater, 1650 to 2760 mg/l in brackish water and

The quality of ground water across the Bareilly city has been determined by analyzing different physico-chemical parameters. Alkalinity and hardness of groundwater is beyond the WHO limits. Water quality index of different sites is also calculated.

Industries without a concern for the environment deteriorate the land, water and air in an area. When the industrial activity is located in the coastal zone the harm it causes to the varied components of the environment becomes irreparable.

The contamination of groundwater by arsenic in Bangladesh is the largest poisoning of a population in history, with millions of people exposed. This paper describes the history of the discovery of arsenic in drinking-water in
Bangladesh and recommends intervention strategies. Tube-wells were installed to provide

Fluoride is known to contaminate groundwater reserves globally. Excess fluoride, wherever present in groundwater in INdia, is mainly in the concentration range of 1.5 to 6.5 mg L-1 against its critical limit of 1.5 mg L-1 in drinking water.

Nine districts in West Bengal, India, and 42 districts in Bangladesh have arsenic levels in groundwater above the World Health Organization maximum permissible limit of 50

In some areas of Bangladesh and West Bengal, concentrations of As in groundwater exceed guide concentrations, set internationally and nationally at 10 to 50 ?g l?1 and may reach levels in the mg l?1 range. The As derives from reductive dissolution of Fe oxyhydroxide and release of its sorbed As.

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