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Master plan for arsenic free water in state

Kolkata: The Bengal government has drawn up a master plan for providing arsenic free water to all the affected areas but the people need to be sensitised on the issue, experts said at a discussion on dwindling freshwater resources.
The plan has been drawn up in consultation with the Arsenic Task Force, they said. President of the Institute of Public Health Engineers K J Nath said at the discussion that most advanced and latest technologies have been used in the arsenic removal units attached to approximately 400 tubewells installed by the state government as part of the master plan. But many of these tubewells have various kinds of operational problems like damage to mega piped water schemes fed from arsenic free surface water sources (mostly the Hooghly river) by miscreants who cut pipe lines and steal valves.
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