( This is a report evaluating the water and related concerns in 4 states of India – Bihar, Maharashtra, Odisha and Rajasthan. Every week a part of the report will be published.)
Author : Konica Sehgal
3. How the problem is being addressed?
Government has been working hard for improving the situation and various conventional and unconventional techniques are being employed for the same. Alternatives are being searched and developed where technology cannot help. Different contaminants have different chemical configurations and are found at different elevation levels of the aquifers. Therefore, addressing the problem requires a careful study of the ground zero conditions, developing an appropriate technology unique for the area and spreading awareness about it along with the preventive measures community can take at its level.[...]