Exactly how widespread is the presence of poisonous arsenic in the groundwater that Indians drink? In Delhi, a doctor s phone call propels Down To Earth to visit Uttar Pradesh s Ballia district. 950 kilometres away from the country s capital, we fo

Can cure ringworm infection

Human negotiation with its own capacities and actions often tends to be triumphalist. A man admires

function openmap(){ var popurl="html/20030415_map.htm" winpops=window.open(popurl,"","width=650,height=500,scrollbars=yes") } Welcome to Wah india, a hazy land born of perfidy and

The 1970s and 1980s were a time of massive state investment in rural water development. Not only had more land to be brought under irrigation, but also drinking water supplied. These decades saw an

The official attitude towards fluoride-laced groundwater is best seen in the manner the state has gone about solutions. In a 1999 nationwide study New Delhi-based Fluorosis Research and Rural

When Down To Earth correspondents nidhi jamwal and d b manisha started filing their reports on the problem of fluoride and arsenic in groundwater, we were shocked by the extent of the problem

Oxygen is not just for breathing. Researchers in the us say it heals wounds too. They have found that exposing wounds to pure oxygen cures them more quickly and applying bags of pure oxygen on the

Ways to prevent skin ulcers

The Sukruli cauldron threatens to boil over if the Orissa government does not act against the smoke spewing sponge iron plant in the area.