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Farmers lost every day, Jindal’s hydel shares revoked and more water saving measures are the highlights this week.

Only 8% of India are farmers - is the census accurate?

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High content of nitrate in Delhi's groundwater, Kalu project being granted land clearance and the amendments in Food Bill are the highlights of this week's news

High nitrate content in Delhi groundwater

Contamination from sewage waste, landfill run-offs, pesticides and open drains is the reason for high nitrate concentration in Delhi’s groundwater. Consuming this water can cause many health problems including the ‘blue baby syndrome’ in children. Adults aren’t impacted directly but the fact remains that toxic pesticides are present in most parts of Delhi’s groundwater .

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