Fluorosis

  • Free from fluorides

    Free from fluorides

    A Jaipur based doctor claims to have developed a technique to clean fluoride contaminated water <br>

  • Fluorosis menace

    fluorosis a crippling disease caused by excess fluoride in water, is fast becoming a scourge in Rajasthan where about 50 per cent of the villages face the problem. Excess fluoride content in the

  • Poison shooter

    a rs 5 crore plan has been submitted by the government of West Bengal to the Centre in order to fight the high levels of arsenic and fluoride contamination in the groundwater of the state. The

  • Fluorosis attack

    SO FAR, West Bengal had been outside the fluoride map of the country which covers 13 other states. It has now been reported that contaminated water was coming out of tubewells running to a depth of

  • Fluorosis hit villages caught in red tape

    Fluorosis hit villages caught in red tape

    While more villages in UP's Unnao district are gripped by fluorosis each year, the state's ground water board remains entangled in bureaucratic procedures.

  • FLUOROSIS PROBLEM

    The Andhra Pradesh high court has recently directed the state government to ensure protected water supply in the fluorosis-affected areas of Nalgonda district. The bench issued several directions to

  • Stone laid for Hogenakkal water supply scheme

    MAJOR PROJECTS: Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi inaugurating the Hogenakkal Water Supply Scheme and Fluorosis Mitigation Programme in Dharmapuri on Tuesday. Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has assured that the government will ensure establishment of industries in places other than Chennai and its suburbs. After laying the foundation stone for the Rs. 1,330-crore Hogenakkal Water Supply Scheme and Fluorosis Mitigation Programme and a slew of other development projects here on Tuesday, the Chief Minister said the government had signed a memorandum of understanding with over 12 companies for setting up industrial units that would generate 20 lakh new jobs in Tamil Nadu in two years' time. Stating that a few parties were criticising the welfare schemes, Mr. Karunanidhi said the DMK government would continue to implement schemes for the development of the poor, middle class and the oppressed. The Centre had appreciated the schemes being implemented by the State. Appreciating Local Administration Minister M.K. Stalin and officials for successfully negotiating with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation for getting funds for the Hogenakkal scheme, he said the government had fulfilled a long-pending dream of the people of Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri. The Chief Minister promised that he would continue to carry out development schemes. Referring to the Pattali Makkal Katchi president G.K. Mani's observation that his party would support good schemes, Mr. Karunanidhi said he would not give opportunity for anyone to criticise his government since it was doing only good service to the people. Mr. Stalin promised rewards for officials if the scheme was completed before the deadline. New posts New posts would be created for expediting the implementation of the scheme, which would ensure supply of safe drinking water to about 30 lakh people in 6,755 habitations in three municipalities, 17 town panchayats and 19 panchayat unions in the fluoride-affected Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri districts. Ministers Durai Murugan, Veerapandi S. Arumugam, Arcot N. Veeraswami, K. Ponmudy, K.N. Nehru and I. Periyasamy, Chief Secretary L.K. Tripathy, Municipal Administration and Water Supply Secretary K. Deenabandu, Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board Managing Director Swaran Singh, Collectors P. Amudha (Dharmapuri) and Santhosh Babu (Krishnagiri) spoke.

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