We found lots of muck

It isn't often that a post-graduate college decides to test the quality of water in its surrounding areas. In a five-month project begining January 2004, final year B pharma students of Gupta College of Technological Sciences in Asansol, West Bengal did exactly that. The students had to undertake a project in order to fulfill the requirements of their undergraduate course. The high incidence of water borne diseases such as jaundice, amoebiasis and colitis in the Asansol sub-divsion of West Bengal's Burdwan district impelled them to analyse the region's surface and groundwater.

A team of four