20 Dec 2017
Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network (AKAN) and SWACHA organised an exposure visit from Majuli to Titabar on 18th and 19th December, 2017. The community people of the Titabar area have taken local-level initiatives to reduce the arsenic exposure. To strengthen the activities of the network the exposure visit was conducted, the main objective of which was to bring about an exchange of experiences and knowledge...
30 Nov 2017
The Safe Water Centre for Healthy Assam (SWaCHA) in collaboration with Arsenic Knowledge and Action network (AKAN) and Fluoride Knowledge and Action Network (FKAN) organised a two day sensitisation workshop on ‘Arsenic in Drinking Water and it’s Manifestations on Health’ in Nalbari among PHED worker, medical practitioners, civil society organisations. Various technical sessions were held by Er. AB Paul, Dr. Kunal Kanti Majumdar, Mr. Ajit...
15 Sep 2017
As a part of the research collaboration with The Researcher, West Bengal under the ongoing Shifting Grounds project, the results of the test of the water samples from both public and private tube-wells were disseminated through a workshop organized on 14th Sep 2017 at Diksha Bhawan, Ramkrishna Mission Ashram, Narendrapur, Kolkata. Report Download pdf
01 Sep 2017
As a part of the research collaboration with The Researcher, West Bengal under the ongoing Shifting Grounds project, arsenic testing campaign was conducted in Tihuria village, South 24 Parganas in West Bengal. The water samples from both public and private tube-wells were tested through the Merck Testing kit and also at the PHED accredited laboratories. Map Report Download pdf
01 Jul 2017
Khagaria is a district of Bihar. Earlier it was the part of the Munger district. Its sub-division was created in the year 1943-44. It was upgraded as a district, with effect from 10th May, 1981, vide Government of Bihar Notification no. – 7/T-1-207/79 dated 30th April, 1981. This region is a region of rivers. There is seven rivers flow through this region and due to...
01 Jul 2017
My research area is Kairi village which is in Paschim Champaran and located in Gaunaha Tehsil of Paschim Champaran in Bihar. It is 25km away from the sub district headquarters Gaunaha and 70 km away from district headquarters Bettiah. When I visit this village for my field research to see indigenous knowledge related to safe drinking water among villagers. In the village I saw except...
23 May 2017
Training cum Awareness workshop on Impact of Arsenic contamination and probable remedial measures held on 30th April 2017 in Kheyada 1 GP office, Sonarpur block , South 24 Parganas, West Bengal. The workshop, coordinated by The Researcher (https://www.theresearcherwb.org) was one of the activities under the Knowledge Exchange modules of the ongoing Shifting Grounds Project (http://saciwaters.org/shiftinggrounds) in collaboration with Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network. Download Report
27 Mar 2017
Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network engaged with the arsenic affected communities in the villages of Simri block, Buxar in Bihar viz. through a two-day health camp, 20th – 21st March to identify patients affected with arsenic toxicity. Following this, focus group discussions and personal interactions were held from 22nd March -26th March so as to gauge the understanding and perception of the communities about the...
17 Mar 2017
Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network was invited to deliver a talk on Development Alternatives: Issues and Challenges in engaging community and institutions in accessing safe drinking water in Bihar for M.A Development students at Central University of South Bihar, Gaya. Download Report
08 Mar 2017
The Central Government is planning to launch a nationwide movement to make people aware of the increasing arsenic problem in groundwater in and around the Ganga Basin. Hence, a Workshop on Arsenic Problems in ground water & its remediation in Ganga Basin was held by Ministry of Water Resources and CGWB in New Delhi which witnessed a participation of close to 300 experts from India....