Arsenic and iron in water: 30,000 rural habitations affected, 20,000 in two states

News:Ministry of Jal Shakti has tabled the data on water contamination in the Parliament. Facts: Key takeaways from the data: As of November 27,2019, 3.22% of the rural habitations across all states and UTs which accounts for 3.73% of the population were consuming drinking water with quality issues. Iron is the most common contaminant of… Continue reading Arsenic and iron in water: 30,000 rural habitations affected, 20,000 in two states

WHO will release its first report on microplastics in drinking water

The World Health Organization(WHO) will be releasing it’s report on the presence of microplastics in drinking water. The report will examine the potential human health risks associated with exposure to microplastics in the environment. Microplastics are plastics which are less than five mm in diameter in size. They enter the environment either as primary industrial… Continue reading WHO will release its first report on microplastics in drinking water

Uptick for India on sanitation in UN report

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) has recently released, a Joint Monitoring Programme report titled, “Progress on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene: 2000-2017: Special focus on inequalities”. According to the report, India has made significant progress in providing basic sanitation facilities since 2000. India accounts for two thirds of the… Continue reading Uptick for India on sanitation in UN report