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More Than 30 Maha Districts Facing Water Contamination: Report

Water samples taken from 34 out of the State's 36 districts are found to be contaminated.

Mumbai, Apr 29

  • Water samples collected from over 30 districts of Maharashtra were found to have contaminants, a report by the State’s Public Health Laboratory has stated.
  • The Maharashtra Public Health Laboratory informed that the samples, taken from 34 out of the State’s 36 districts, excluding the two districts that makeup Mumbai, have traces of contamination when tested in March this year.
  • The report said that the problem was most severe in Washim district as 27 per cent of the samples tested turned out to be contaminated.
  • Hingoli, at 24 per cent, and Chandrapur, with 21 per cent contaminated water samples, stood second and third respectively, the report stated.
  • It said that 20 per cent of water samples from districts like Aurangabad, Nanded and Raigad had contaminants while it was 15 per cent in Akola, Buldana, Yavatmal, Jalna, Gondia, Palghar and Sindhudurg districts.
  • The report added that districts such as Nagpur, Bhandara, Thane, Solapur, Satara, Osmanabad, Parbhani, Amravati and Latur have reported contamination in 10 per cent of the samples.
  • The districts which saw just 5 per cent contaminated water samples were Ratnagiri, Kolhapur, Sangli, Nandurbar, Wardha, Gadchiroli, Dhule and Jalgaon, it said.


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