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Dipankar Chakraborty of Jadavpur University in Calcutta, the serious water pollution is already twenty years ago brought to light, has criticized the government because they are not fast enough action. "The government is partly to blame for the crisis by a poor management of water," he says. "We can solve problems by switching from groundwater to river water for drinking." Bharat Lal, director of the Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission and the Ministry of Water, admits that the quality of the water so far from less importance. "Since we have ensured access to water, we actually do not consider the effects of consumption of that water," he says. According to Lal is a serious shortage of trained personnel for the water testing for arsenic and fluoride.
More than 37.7 million people in India suffering from diseases caused by polluted drinking water, especially when one takes a dry sip from the Ganges with all its surface, and vegetarian shit. This is demonstrated by new figures from the government and organization WaterAid. Although more and more Indians are connected to drinking water, is the quality of that water is poorly made. WaterAid's figures differ from the previous official claims that 94% of rural and 91% of urban population has access to clean drinking water. According to WaterAid is the difference in the fact that so far in the official statistics do not take into account the quality of the water and whether water is available throughout the year.

The worst affected villages in the countryside, where nearly 70% of Indian population lives. Often, the villagers suffer from arsenic and fluoride in their drinking water. Both were from rock deep below the ground. Spread across the country an estimated 30,000 villages where many dangerous fluoride in drinking water is, and another seven thousand where arsenic is a problem. The substances in the water right by the people too much groundwater pumping.

However, according to UNICEF India many efforts have made millions of people of water, but that "the growing population, bacterial infections and other problems, the effective range get down." According to figures provided by UNICEF, more than one third of all people in the world without modern sanitary facilities must be set in India. The biggest problem for water quality in India is human and animal faeces, "says Burgers. India has set itself the target to 2015 the number of people lacking access to clean drinking water by half.

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