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Newton-Bhabha Fund for arsenic research in Ganga basin

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

An India-UK Joint Team has won the Newton-Fund for a project on Research in Ganga River Basin, an IIT-statement said.

The has undertaken the project with the Natural Research Council, UK, to find solutions to the challenges faced in the pervasively arsenic-affected Ganga River Basin.

The Indian team comprises representatives of the IIT Kharagpur, the National Institute of Hydrology, the IIT Roorkee and the Mahavir Cancer Sansthan and of Patna, the statement said here today.

The UK team consists of representatives of the University of Manchester, the British Geological Survey, the and the

The Newton Fund, provided by the British Council, aims to bring together the UK and Indian scientific research and innovation sectors to find to the challenges facing in economic development and social welfare.

The team members involved with the project will try to assess how the problem of poisoning can get aggravated in the next 25 to 30 years and influence management practices and suggest remedial technologies accordingly.

Prof of IIT-KGP's Department of Geology and and School of Environmental Science and Engineering is heading the project at IIT-

To begin with, Mukherjee said, the project will be conducted from three sites - and in Uttar Pradesh and Nadia in

The IIT-had previously worked in assessing quality and the exploration of suitable and sustainable drinking sources in different parts of India, the statement said.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 19:25 IST