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Bihar, U.P. & West Bengal are worst affected by arsenic contamination in groundwater, says recent report

Bihar, U.P. & West Bengal are worst affected by arsenic contamination in groundwater, says recent report

May 23, 2019

The Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation (MoWR, RD & GR) in its latest report has identified arsenic hotspots across the country, most notably in the states of Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Please consult chart-3 to get an idea about the geographical spread of arsenic hotspots in India. On the basis of arsenic concentration in the range 0.01-0.05 mg per litre in water samples collected from groundwater observation wells and...

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As days go by, the impact of Cyclone Fani appears more severe

May 17, 2019
As days go by, the impact of Cyclone Fani appears more severe

Initial media reports suggest how timely interventions by various official agencies in Odisha prevented loss of human lives when Cyclone Fani hit that state on 3rd May. However, it is essential to also take into account recent official reports by different agencies, which indicate that the impact of the cyclone...

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