Ballia District

All is 'well'
By reviving abandoned wells, a community in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, solves the problem of arsenic contamination in its drinking water. Posted on 15 Dec, 2013 09:15 PM

Dilip from Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, has finally rid himself of the itchy, black spots on his skin that bothered him for many years. How did he do it? He cleaned a dug well in his village! Seems a little disconnected, doesn't it? Dilip also failed to see this connection and did not realize that the water he drank was silently causing his own body to turn against him.

Reviving wells in Ballia,UP (Credit:Saurabh Singh)
Phailin rain increases Andhra groundwater levels
News this week: Rainfall after Phailin increases groundwater level in Andhra, poor sanitation in eastern UP and activists rise against petroleum investment zone in Visakhapatnam. Posted on 19 Nov, 2013 10:21 AM

Phailin increases Andhra groundwater levels

Phailin raises groundwater in Andhra (EU-ECHO)
Investigation and assessment report: Arsenic in drinking water sources and related problems of Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh
A National Level Monitor looks into the issue of water quality in Ballia. Posted on 28 Dec, 2011 11:03 AM

Following media reports about arsenic contamination in Ballia, and a complaint addressed by the people of Ballia to the Ministry of Rural Development, a National Level Monitor was requested to enquire into the issue of water quality.

Boy in Ballia shows the skin infection on his hands caused by arsenic poisoning