30 Aug 2016
Majority of households in rural areas, particularly the poor households are not sensitized about the water contamination and related health issues, and do not have knowledge of the appropriate solution. They either do not use any solution for purifying water or the solutions they use are inadequate. The widespread occurrence of turbidity, iron, arsenic and biological contaminants and lack of awareness have created a public health crisis in major parts of Bihar. This calls for immediate attention. Thus, there is a daunting requirement of a solution that could facilitate removal of these frequently occurring contaminants simultaneously. Household water treatment technologies hold an edge over the community based as they minimize the chances of secondary infections.