Published in: 2022
Satapathy, B. K.
Chhattisgarh is a state in central India. Water contamination has always been a matter of grave concern in numerous areas of Chhattisgarh. Groundwater here faces contamination with fluoride, iron, turbidity, arsenic, nitrate, etc. Monitoring groundwater quality is essential through representative sampling in different hydrological units. The chemical water quality is monitored by Central Ground Water Board (CGWB)once a year in India. 19 districts of 28 districts of Chhattisgarh are affected by fluoride (CBGA Report, 2019). Nearly 90% of the rural population of the country uses groundwater for drinking and domestic purposes and due to excess fluoride in groundwater, a huge rural population is threatened with health hazards of fluorosis (CGWB report). Drinking water dependency is also high in the ground water source in Chhattisgarh. An excessive amount of fluoride in drinking water exposes people to risks of skeletal fluorosis, dental fluorosis, and/or both.
Satapathy, B. K. (2022). NILOGON TECHNOLOGY: A HOME-BASED COMMUNITY LEVEL SOLUTION FOR FLUORIDE MITIGATION IN KANKER DISTRICT OF CHHATTISGARH, INDIA. UNICEF
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