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English Release 23-August 2014
Date Month Year
  • President's Secretariat
  • President of India Condoles The Passing Away of U R Ananthamurthy
  • President calls upon IITs to play a pivotal role in developing newer cutting edge technologies
  • Prime Minister's Office
  • Gujarat CM calls on PM
  • PM condoles loss of life in floods in the states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Assam
  • PM meets youth of Gujjar-Bakkarwal communities from Jammu and Kashmir
  • Prime Minister receives Tamil National Alliance delegation
  • Min of Agriculture
  • Union Agriculture Minister lays Foundation Stone for Saffron Park Project at Pampore, Pulwama
  • Min of Defence
  • First Indigenously Built Stealth Anti-Submarine Warfare Ship- INS Kamorta- Commissioned
  • Min of Health and Family Welfare
  • All systems in AIIMS under review: Dr Harsh Vardhan
  • Min of Human Resource Development
  • India-South Australia Collaboration in Education and Vocational Training Sector
  • Min of Social Justice & Empowerment
  • States should emphasise on Empowerment and Inclusion of the Disabled, says Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment
  • Ministry of Water Resources
  • Brahmaputra in High Flood Situation
  • Ghagra Continues to Flow in High Flood Situation

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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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