Post Tagged with: "Fluorosis"

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
Safe Potable Drinking Water: A Problem Of Serious  Dimensions, in Bengal, Assam, But Not On The Agenda Of  Political  Parties

Safe Potable Drinking Water: A Problem Of Serious  Dimensions, in Bengal, Assam, But Not On The Agenda Of  Political  Parties

  Kalita Majhi, who works as a maid in four houses and earns Rs 2,500 a month, was in the news as BJP gave her the party ticket from Ausgram Assembly constituency located in Purba Burdwan district, Bengal.The district is known to be deprived of safe drinking water like so many others. Dental fluorosis (‘mottled enamel’) is a condition where[Read More…]

by 29/03/2021 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
Bihar Elections: Welfare And Vikas in speeches, But No Safe Drinking Water To Millions

Bihar Elections: Welfare And Vikas in speeches, But No Safe Drinking Water To Millions

Bihar  Legislative Assembly elections  are to be completed by Nov.7. Caste alliances and communal politics dominate the debate, but there is nothing on such a basic issue like ensuring safe drinking water to everyone. NDA allies PM Modi and Lohiaite Socialist CM Nitish Kumar made speeches about Vikas in Bihar flowing from their rule for 15 years, and seeking another[Read More…]

by 31/10/2020 Comments are Disabled India
Socio-Political and Economic Aspects Of Fluorosis

Socio-Political and Economic Aspects Of Fluorosis

A Presentation made at XL Indian Social Science Congress, Dec 19-23, 2016, University of Mysore, Mysuru , focused on PEOPLES HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN INDIA. It was widely appreciated as one focussing on a key problem faced by vast masses of India, neglected by all the (un-)concerned agencies

by 17/04/2017 1 comment Life/Philosophy