Case Studies



04 May 2016

Arsenic Free Drinking Water: A Success Story

Author: Umesh Kumar Rai People who try can never be defeated… Poet Sohan Lal Dwivedi Awareness regarding water is increasing among rural farmers and therefore, demand for clean and pure water is increasing day by day. Rural areas need over 8000 litres of refined water per day but as there is only one pond, people are getting only 4000 litres. To deal with this issue, a...

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Awareness generation and epidemiological study of disease prevalence, in arsenic affected areas of District Malda West Bengal.
04 May 2016

Awareness generation and epidemiological study of disease prevalence, in arsenic affected areas of District Malda West Bengal.

A collaborative project of DNGM Research foundation with UNICEF , Kolkata and Govt. of West Bengal Chronic arsenicosis produces protean manifestations like pigmentation, keratosis, chronic respiratory disease, peripheral neuropathy liver disease etc. and cancer of skin, urinary bladder and lung. Remedy of chronic arsenic toxicity is to take arsenic free water. High protein and fiber containing diet are found to reduce the clinical toxic effects...

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Understanding the community perception about Arsenic contamination in groundwater and its mitigation measures in West Bengal
03 Mar 2016

Understanding the community perception about Arsenic contamination in groundwater and its mitigation measures in West Bengal

The prevalence of arsenic contamination of groundwater used for both, irrigation as well as for human intake has taken the dimension of a catastrophic health problem in the 9 districts of west Bengal. Studies done have established that inorganic arsenic as well as its compound are extremely toxic to human as well as animal health and its impacts are both acute and chronic. Initially it...

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Water Wanderings in North Bihar
14 Dec 2015

Water Wanderings in North Bihar

It is almost a decade since Megh Pyne Abhiyan (MPA) through its local partner organizations (Gramyasheel, Supaul; Kosi Seva Sadan, Saharsa; Samta, Khagaria; Ghoghardiha Prakhand Swarajya Vikas Sangh, Madhubani; Savera/ Water Action, Pashchim Champaran) initiated work on safe and clean drinking water in five flood prone districts of north Bihar. North Bihar region is known for its eight perennial river systems supplemented by shallow groundwater...

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