Nagaon District

  • I am in the middle of nowhere, out on a field visit to understand how fluoride, a deadly contaminant in groundwater has been afflicting people in some of the worst affected villages in Nalgonda, Telangana. I am thirsty as hell and would do anything to find a seemingly elusive little glass of water, ...
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  • Groundwater contamination has emerged as an alarming issue in India and a recent UN report reveals that India ranks 120th among the 122 countries in terms of water quality index. As high as 70 percent of the water supply in India is contaminated, resulting in nearly 0.2 million deaths each year. Po...
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  • Farhanuddin was just five years old when a pain in his knee began bothering him. It was 2013. Slowly, his legs began to change shape. They got so badly deformed that it began to affect his everyday life. He was gloomy and tired most times and had trouble walking. His parents thought that lengra bhoo...
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  • "A job isn’t just a job. It’s who you are". That quote seems to define the five people who are being honoured for their extraordinary dedication in ensuring water to the people in Nagaon and the newly declared Hojai district of Assam. What better way to celebrate the theme of World Water Day 201...
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  • "When I wake up in the morning, I feel like a normal person, but when I get up, I realize that I cannot walk properly. I feel like running but I cannot", laments Md. Manik Uddin. This isn't unique to just Manik. Many others of Tapatjuri village in Nagaon, Assam feel the same. From infants to the eld...
    Usha Dewaniposted 5 years 2 months agoread more
  • Hello,Can you please provide temperature data from 2000 to 2013 for Nagaon District, Assam? Also data on ground water quality and ground water level of last five year for Nagaon, Assam.Best regardsSandeep Gupta
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  • An add-on to the harms of arsenic contaminated water Arsenic contamination of water has led to development of widespread resistance in the country to antimonial drug used to treat leishmaniasis, finds study.HC allows construction of Bihar's Utkal asbestos plantPatna High Court renews ...
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  • 110 nations sign the treaty that bans mercuryUN adopts Minamata Convention that sets to phase out production and use of mercury by 2020. World Bank praises MNREGAThe World Development Report 2014 commends the rural employement scheme as a perfect example of economic development and poverty alle...
    Swati Bansalposted 6 years 10 months agoread more
  • Assam flood situation subside down, although 30,000 people still suffer Brahmaputra's fury in 59 villages across Dhemaji, Jorhat and Nagaon districts
    Swati Bansalposted 7 years 1 month agoread more
  • Kaziranga national park in Assam is set to safeguard against floods that may occur due to rising water in Brahmaputra river and its tributaries
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  • 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 Ta...
    Usha Dewaniposted 7 years 2 months agoread more
Fluorosis has turned out to be a chronic public health problem, with millions of people at high risk due to lack of clean drinking water.

I am in the middle of nowhere, out on a field visit to understand how fluoride, a deadly contaminant in groundwater has been afflicting people in some of the worst affected villages in Nalgonda, Telangana. I am thirsty as hell and would do anything to find a seemingly elusive little glass of water, but I can’t.

Restless as I am, with my thoughts running wild, I get out of the car and start walking.

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This unique low cost fluoride removal technology is not only affordable, but is also easy to operate as a water treatment filter with high efficiency suitable for rural application.

Groundwater contamination has emerged as an alarming issue in India and a recent UN report reveals that India ranks 120th among the 122 countries in terms of water quality index. As high as 70 percent of the water supply in India is contaminated, resulting in nearly 0.2 million deaths each year.

Poisoned waters: Fluoride contamination of groundwater

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Safer water and better nutrition were key in mitigating fluorosis problem in parts of the state.

Farhanuddin was just five years old when a pain in his knee began bothering him. It was 2013. Slowly, his legs began to change shape. They got so badly deformed that it began to affect his everyday life. He was gloomy and tired most times and had trouble walking. His parents thought that lengra bhoot or evil spirit was tormenting them like hundreds of others who were becoming crippled in the village of Tapatjuri in Nagaon district in Assam. Little Farhan could barely eat, wash or take a stroll without assistance.

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Celebrations for World Water Day 2016 in Nagaon, Assam personify passion by honouring grassroots water-workers for their thankless efforts.

"A job isn’t just a job. It’s who you are". That quote seems to define the five people who are being honoured for their extraordinary dedication in ensuring water to the people in Nagaon and the newly declared Hojai district of Assam.

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'Tale of Tapatjuri' is the story of a nondescript village in Nagaon district of Assam gripped by fluorosis -- to a degree that could scare many.

"When I wake up in the morning, I feel like a normal person, but when I get up, I realize that I cannot walk properly. I feel like running but I cannot", laments Md. Manik Uddin. This isn't unique to just Manik. Many others of Tapatjuri village in Nagaon, Assam feel the same. From infants to the elderly, fluorosis has slowly but fiercely crept into the lives of the people.

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Hello,

Can you please provide temperature data from 2000 to 2013 for Nagaon District, Assam? Also data on ground water quality and ground water level of last five year for Nagaon, Assam.

Best regards

Sandeep Gupta

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An add-on to the harms of arsenic contaminated water 

Arsenic contamination of water has led to development of widespread resistance in the country to antimonial drug used to treat leishmaniasis, finds study.

HC allows construction of Bihar's Utkal asbestos plant

110 nations sign the treaty that bans mercury

UN adopts Minamata Convention that sets to phase out production and use of mercury by 2020. 

World Bank praises MNREGA

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