Ganga-Meghna Brahmaputra || West Bengal || Bangladesh || Middle Ganga Plain, Bihar || Uttarpradesh
Jharkhand || North-East Hilly States || Rajnandgaon, Chattisgar || Behala, Kolkata, WB || As toxicity- Homeopathic Treatment
Effectiveness & Reliability - As Field Testing Kits || Utility Of Treatment Plant
Causes, Effects & Remedies - Groundwater As Calamity || References

Our study on
UTILITY OF TREATMENT PLANTS IN ARSENIC AFFECTED AREAS

In village predominant India and Bangladesh even a highly successful technology may not succeed in rural areas unless there is an honest will of the politicians, it fits the rural circumstances and is well accepted by the rural mass. Development of such technology is only possible when a combination is made between bureaucrats, technocrats and villagers with proper village level participation.

Our study on Usefulness of the 259 Arsenic Removal Treatment Plants at a glance in 10 Blocks of North 24-Parganas, West Bengal

Total no. of treatment plants examined 259
No. of defunct treatment plants 38
No. of treatment plants present producing yellow / red water after treatment 87
No. of treatment plants present where after treatment water is not yellow / red but arsenic concentration above 50 µg/l (WHO maximum permissible limit of arsenic in drinking water) 20
No. of treatment plant installed where arsenic concentration in raw water is less than 3 µg/l 7
No. of treatment plant installed where arsenic concentration in raw water is between 3 to 10 µg/l (WHO recommended value of arsenic in drinking water) 6
No. of treatment plant installed where arsenic concentration in raw water is between 10 to 50 µg/l (WHO maximum permissible limit of arsenic in drinking water) 18

Our study Reports on Arsenic Treatment Plant:


(i) Performance of Arsenic Removal Plant for Treating Ground Water with Community Participation, June 2000
(ii) Fate of Three Crore-Rupee Arsenic Removal Plants in Murshidabad, June 2001
(iii) Efficiency of 259 Arsenic Treatment Plants Installed in Ten Blocks of The District, North 24-Parganas, West Bengal, January 2003
(iv) Follow-up Study of Arsenic Treatment Plants in Murshidabad, March 2003.
(v) Usefulness of arsenic removal plants: a case study in Kolsur gram-panchayet of Deganga block in North 24-Parganas, West Bengal, India, December 2003


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