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The Biobrio 2(1&2), 2015

ARSENIC – A SLOW POISON, SWALLOWING RURAL LIVES IN BERHAMPORE BLOCK (W.B.).

Anuradha Das and Sutanu Lal Bondya

ABSTRACT:

Berhampore block is one among the five blocks of sub-divisional town, Berhampore, of Murshidabad district in the state of West Bengal. Contamination of underground water with soluble, inorganic arsenic is one of the rigorous problems now-a day in this area. This problem is leading mainly the lives of rural and outskirts areas at high risks, as they are primarily dependent on underground water exposed to arsenic contaminated tracts. Here, thousands of rural people are suffering from the problem of arsenic induced health diseases. This problem needs wider attention and awareness among rural and outskirts population around urban areas, as they are exposed to this problem worse. This paper reveals that a major part of this block is exposed to arsenic. Also, this suggests further projects, experimentations and researches to innovate some concrete alternative for taking suitable planning strategy to reduce the human vulnerability from the aforesaid underground water contamination.

Keywords:    Contamination, innovation, alternative



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