Centre's multi-crore plan aims to provide arsenic-free water [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=79059]
The Narendra Modi government is working on aRs 13,800 crore plan to save a large population forced to consume groundwater containing excess arsenic that leads to serious ailments.
About 10,000 habitations in India with 1.20 crore people, mostly poor, have sporadic sources of groundwater containing arsenic more than 10 parts per billion (PPB), latest government data shows. Consumption of such water leads
to skin problems, hits the nervous system, and reduces IQ level among children. It can even cause cancer.