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Sulabh is changing the way the arsenic belt of India consumes drinking water

Geetanjali Krishna 

It was once a land where ground water was so contaminated by arsenic that many who drank it turned dark with its poison. Today, the same villagers are making a living selling purified drinking water, a transformation brought about by the introduction of a cheap and effective surface water filtration technology introduced by Delhi-based NGO Sulabh International. It has been a long journey indeed for the people of Madhusudan Kati, a village in what has come to be known as West Bengal's "arsenic belt". "Since I was a child, I have seen how people around me suffered ...

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First Published: Sat, February 27 2016. 00:10 IST
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