More than one crore population is drinking ‘poison’ in Bihar! GSI’s intimidating disclosure TOU

More than one crore population is drinking ‘poison’ in Bihar!  GSI’s intimidating disclosure 

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More than one crore population is drinking ‘poison’ in Bihar! GSI’s intimidating disclosure

Patna: Geological Survey of India-Patna (GSI) director Akhouri Vishwapriya said on Wednesday that more than one crore people of Bihar are drinking arsenic-rich water in excess of the maximum limit set by the World Health Organization, threatening their health and life. Delivering a speech on ‘Arsenic problem in Bihar in connection with investigation by GSI’ as part of celebrations of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ at Geology Department of Patna University, he said 1,600 habitations from 67 blocks , and on a larger scale, 18 districts of the state are badly affected by arsenic poisoning.More than one crore people are drinking poison in Bihar!
Vishwapriya said that the use of arsenic contaminated drinking water is a major cause of skin, lung, bladder and kidney cancer along with many other adverse health effects. Since Bhagalpur was selected for Smart City of Bihar, real time assessment of its potable water was essential. At the behest of the Government of Bihar, the GSI conducted a scientific investigation of the water quality on the banks of the Ganges (from Patna to Bhagalpur) with special reference to arsenic.
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According to the report, about 900 sq km was covered on the north and south banks of the Ganges, where there were signs of high levels of arsenic in the water. About 41 per cent of the samples from the north coast and 26 per cent of the samples from the south coast were found to be contaminated with arsenic.
Bihar News: Water of 31 districts is not potable! NHRC sent notice to Bihar government on shocking reportVishwapriya further informed that in the process of investigation the local people have been cautioned against the use of ground water extracted through hand pumps in arsenic affected areas and also told them about the adverse effects of using contaminated water for drinking purposes. has gone. He said that the study report of GSI would be prepared in September and shared with the state government.

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