Question raised in Lok Sabha on Contamination of Ground Water, 09/02/2017

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Contamination of Ground Water, 09/02/2017. Ground water quality data generated by Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) during various scientific studies and ground water quality monitoring indicates that ground water in isolated pockets in parts of various States is contaminated with Fluoride, Nitrate, Arsenic, Lead, Cadmium, Chromium etc. The State-wise details of districts affected in parts with ground water contamination are given at Annexure I. State/ UT wise details of funds released and expenditure incurred during last three years under Water Quality Monitoring and Surveillance Programme under NRDWP as per MIS of Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation is given in Annexure II (a to c). States/UTs-wise details of amount released and expenditure under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) during the last four years and the current year years is indicated at Annexure- III.