Articles by: FMRRC, Karnataka

Punjab’s crisis in water management, both in terms of quantity and quality, neglected by all political parties

Punjab’s crisis in water management, both in terms of quantity and quality, neglected by all political parties

Drinking water contamination is one of the factors for cancer in Punjab, with at least 90 cancer patients for every 100,000 population, higher than the national average of 80, reveals a survey (January 28,2013) by the Punjab government ( downtoearth.org.in). Geo-genic factors are complicated by anthropogenic causes, including those related to recklessness in Green Revolution. There are a few districts[Read More…]

by 09/02/2022 1 comment India
“ 40 Districts in UP are Exposed To High Concentration Of Arsenic and Mercury in Groundwater”

“ 40 Districts in UP are Exposed To High Concentration Of Arsenic and Mercury in Groundwater”

  Arsenic concentration in groundwater of Uttar Pradesh shown by red, green, and blue circles. The places marked in green are bad, and those in red are dangerous. For arsenic in drinking water, the permissible and acceptable limits are 0.01 mg/l and 0.05 mg/l,  respectively. It is difficult to remove it from water. Thus 0.01mg/l level is regarded as “lower[Read More…]

by 03/02/2022 1 comment India
‘It is poison, not water, that comes out of the handpumps’ in UP

‘It is poison, not water, that comes out of the handpumps’ in UP

    Of the total 75 districts in Uttar Pradesh (UP), 63 districts have fluoride above the permissible limit and 25 districts are affected by high arsenic, as per May, 2019 data of the UP’s Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, marked in the map above. (Courtesy: Gaon Connection.com)  UP is the largest Indian State, with a population of over[Read More…]

by 01/02/2022 1 comment India