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Ministry of Water Resources09-August, 2012 18:49 IST
Uranium in Ground Water
The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MoDWS) has received a proposal for assessment of Uranium contamination in drinking water from the State Government of Punjab. MoDWS has released Rs.3.80 crore in January, 2011 for testing of Uranium contamination in drinking water sources in all the affected districts in Punjab. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has been assisting Government of Punjab in testing contamination of Uranium in drinking water.

Further, an Expert Committee consisting of specialists from Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and Government of Punjab has been constituted to finalize technological interventions for uranium removal in drinking water sources. A list of possible actions to deal with the problem have been sent to Government of Punjab.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Water Resources and Minority Affairs Shri Vincent H. Pala in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.



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