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Over 15,000 habitations affected due to water contaminated by Uranium: Drinking Water ministry

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Over 15,000 habitations have been affected due to water contaminated by and 400 by Uranium, the was informed Monday.

for drinking water and sanitation said out of 15,804 habitations affected due to water contaminated by Arsenic, as many as 9,250 habitations were found in and 4,320 in

Over 400 habitations have been affected with water contaminated with Uranium, he said.

Calling rural drinking water supply a state subject, Jigajinagi said the state governments have to plan, design, approve, execute, operate and maintain the schemes for providing safe drinking water to rural population.

"The funds provided to states under the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) can be utilised for providing safe drinking water to water quality affected population of the country," he said.

In reply to a separate question, he said 330 districts across the country have been affected by water contaminated by Arsenic, Fluoride, Iron, Salinity, Nitrate and

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, December 31 2018. 20:30 IST
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