Arsenic has been discovered within the floor water in elements of 209 districts in 25 states and Union territories, whereas uranium has been present in elements of 152 districts throughout 18 states, the federal government knowledgeable Parliament on Monday.
In a written reply to a query within the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Jal Shakti Bishweswar Tudu gave information that confirmed lead has been present in elements of 176 districts in 21 states, iron in elements of 491 districts in 29 states and Union territories, cadmium in elements of 29 districts in 11 states and chromium in elements of 62 districts in 16 states.
Based on the information, arsenic has been present in water in elements of 209 districts in 25 states and Union territories, whereas uranium has been present in elements of 152 districts throughout 18 states.
Additionally, there are 14,079 iron-affected, 671 fluoride-affected, 814 arsenic-affected, 9,930 salinity-affected, 517 nitrate-affected and 111 heavy metal-affected habitations within the nation, the information confirmed.
In a written reply to a different query within the Higher Home, Minister of State for Jal Shakti Prahlad Singh Patel mentioned of the ten,182 samples collected and examined on the high quality management laboratories of the Delhi Jal Board in south Delhi since Might, the share of the samples discovered unsatisfactory ranges from 1.95 to 2.99, which is effectively throughout the 2017 World Well being Group (WHO) pointers for consuming water high quality.
“Motion is initiated as per customary working process to cease contamination, if any. There isn’t a proposal for structure of any professional committee on this matter,” Prahlad Singh Patel mentioned.