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20 Dec 2017

Exposure visit from Majuli to Titabar

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...

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30 Nov 2017

A brief report on sensitisation workshop on arsenic in drinking water and it’s manifestations on health

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...

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Report of the Working Group on Rural Domestic Water and Sanitation
21 Nov 2017

Report of the Working Group on Rural Domestic Water and Sanitation

This report makes a complete assessment of the water and sanitation situation in the country while reviewing the performance of the 11th Five Year Plan. The report covers topics like issues in coverage, quality of water, sustainability of the source, operation and management, and the access of disadvantaged sections to water. The report also makes certain recommendations for the 12th Five Year Plan, in terms...

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Report of The Task Force on Formulating Action Plan for Removal of Arsenic Contamination
21 Nov 2017

Report of The Task Force on Formulating Action Plan for Removal of Arsenic Contamination

The Report attempts to examine the magnitude of the problem, sources of Arsenic intake, available technologies, identify appropriate technologies, formulate an action plan and discuss operation and maintenance issues as well as monitoring and evaluating aspects. An attempt has been made to outline different technologies based on various scientific principles, assess these technologies, distinguish these technologies according to their scale of operation and also list...

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Occurence of High Arsenic Content in Groundwater
21 Nov 2017

Occurence of High Arsenic Content in Groundwater

This report by the Committee on Estimates makes an analysis of the extent and magnitude of arsenic contamination on groundwater, by taking into account the contamination of soil and vegetation, its sources and the acceptable limits. The report also discusses the health effects of arsenic, along with suggesting remedial measures and technologies to counter the same. Apart from that, various policy and governance gaps in...

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Geogenic Contamination of Groundwater in India
21 Nov 2017

Geogenic Contamination of Groundwater in India

This report intends to serve as a national compilation of all relevant information on major geogenic contaminants reported in India. The report attempts to summarize various aspects of geogenic contamination of ground water with special emphasis on remediation and the way forward in respect of the following parameters viz. arsenic fluoride, salinity, iron and manganese, uranium, radon, strontium, selenium and chromium. All efforts were made...

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Evaluation of Rural Drinking Water Programmes
21 Nov 2017

Evaluation of Rural Drinking Water Programmes

This Report of the Committee deals with the action taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in the Second Report (Sixteenth Lok Sabha) on the subject ‘Evaluation of Rural Drinking Water Programmes’ pertaining to the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. The Committee further note that the security of drinking water can be achieved on a 100% basis only when the entire rural drinking...

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Awareness Generation & Epidemiological Study on Disease Prevalence in Arsenic Affected Areas of Malda, West Bengal
21 Nov 2017

Awareness Generation & Epidemiological Study on Disease Prevalence in Arsenic Affected Areas of Malda, West Bengal

As a part of Arsenic Mitigation Program, Dept. of Health &PHED, Govt. of West Bengal had been entrusted in arranging for treatment for arsenicosis patients and supplying safe water to the arsenic affected population respectively. However, there are many pockets in the State that neither has the required medical treatment facilities to treat Arsenicosis nor an arsenic-free safe water source to be used for drinking...

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Report of the Inter-Ministerial Group for Arsenic Mitigation
21 Nov 2017

Report of the Inter-Ministerial Group for Arsenic Mitigation

This is a report by the Inter Ministerial Group, which critically analyses the issues, status and actions taken and initiated by different concerned Central Ministries and Arsenic affected States. This report has been prepared after taking cognizance of the concerns, observations, suggestions and recommendations given by the ‘Committee on Estimates’, headed by Hon’ble Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi. The report throws light on the current situation,...

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17 Nov 2017

Arsenic Removal Technologies – Short Note

Arsenic contamination in groundwater is widely acknowledged now as a public health issue of epidemic proportions and has spread across Asia especially in Bangladesh and large parts of India. This note enlists various technologies and techniques for arsenic mitigation, which have been used as short terms mechanisms to reduce arsenic exposure. A comparison has been made between the different methods, so as to enable identification...

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