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Chemical fertilizers spelling death for infants: Study

Death of babies less than one month old in rural areas may be due to exposure to chemical fertilizers that percolate into water, says a study published in the Journal of Development Economics.

No toilets in 25% of Odisha's government schools

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Policy matters this week - No more project clearance in critically polluted areas, Tamil Nadu government launches 'Amma' mineral water and Guwahati to get 24*7 water supply.

No environment clearance in eight critically polluted areas

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MoEF gets in trouble for allowing mining in Goa

SC questions the ministry for granting  environment clearance to 162 iron ore mines near national parks and sanctuaries in Goa, despite the court's stay order on mining activities in the state. 

PIL filed against Kalpakkam nuclear power plant

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Runti Choudhury, IIT Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam

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Runti is with IIT Guwahati and is presently working on a UNICEF - IIT Guwahati supported Water Safety and Security Programme in the rural areas of Assam. As an integral part of this programme, they support a certain number of water quality analysis laboratories in the region. 

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In this regard, members of the Water Community are requested to please share the following:

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The Umananda island in Assam, which is the smallest inhabited river island in the world, holds people and primates at par.

Not very far from Guwahati city but not too close either, perched on the gigantic Brahmaputra river, is the island of Umananda. It is the smallest inhabited river island in the world and is one with unusual stories beginning with even how it got its name. 

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Diarrhoea, cholera and dysentery are often rampant after the monsoons. The state of Assam piloted a programme to teach people to prevent their occurrence rather than to treat the illness later.

The monsoon brings with it water-borne diseases like diarrhoea, cholera and dysentery, which cause suffering and death. Although this is a recurring theme annually, not enough measures are taken to prevent this. The state of Assam decided to take some action in May of this year. The Water Quality Task Force put together a campaign to prepare communities to manage their water sources along with taking precautionary measures to curb widespread water-borne disease incidence during the monsoon. This pilot program, which was implemented in three districts viz.

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Hi,

I have been using bore water in my house.The iron content seems to be pretty high.The color of the water is also slightly muddy and smells awful. When we store the water in a bucket for a day, it turns black. We have been using a submersible pump.

I need suggestions to address this issue.

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