20 Dec 2013
The Fluoride and Arsenic Network teams visited Assam with the agenda of establishing contacts with the various stakeholders in Assam. They conducted an exploratory field visit to two fluoride affected villages in Naogaon district. The network teams were accompanied by Dr. Raja Reddy (Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon, Apollo Hospitals and Professor Emeritus & Former Director, Nizam’s institute of Medical Sciences) and SuneethaSapur (Director, Akkshaya Foundation).
05 Nov 2013
Sahibganj is one of the identified water quality affected districts in Jharkhand and arsenic contamination is one of the key WQ problems in this area. The Drinking Water Sanitation Department, Government of Jharkhand (DWSD, GoJ) is building a multi-village water supply scheme (MVS) to provide safe drinking water to three WQ affected (two of which are arsenic affected) blocks in Sahibganj.
22 Oct 2013
The initiation meeting for the Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network was held on October 22–23, 2013 at Hyderabad. The meeting was attended by participants from across the country and various sectors. The aim of the meeting was to set short term and long term goals and objectives for the network.Also to identify areas where the network should aim to carry interventions and/or knowledge curation/generation.