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[D] Physical parameters and present arsenic status in Munger district of Bihar

Physical parameters

Munger

Area in sq. km

 

Population in million (according to 2001 Census)

1.13

Total number of water samples analyzed

952

% of samples having arsenic > 10 mg/L

4.73

% of samples having arsenic > 50 mg/L

2.21

% of samples having arsenic > 300 mg/L *

0.42

% of samples having arsenic > 500 mg/L

0.21

Maximum arsenic concentration so far we analyzed  (mg/L )

941

Total number of block

10

No. of  block surveyed 

3

Number of arsenic affected block (approx.) where groundwater arsenic above 50 mg/L

1

Number of Gram - Panchayet surveyed

11

Number of arsenic affected GP (approx.) where groundwater arsenic above 50 mg/L

2

Number of arsenic affected GP (approx.) where groundwater arsenic above 10 mg/L

2

Number of village surveyed

24

Number of arsenic affected villages (approx.) where groundwater arsenic above 50 mg/L

2

Number of arsenic affected villages (approx.) where groundwater arsenic above 10 mg/L

4

Total hair, nail and urine samples analyzed

NA

Arsenic above normal level (average) in biological samples

NA

People screened for arsenic patients (preliminary survey)

NA

Number of registered patients with clinical manifestations

NA

 

[E] Physical parameters and present arsenic status in Patna district of Bihar

Physical parameters

Patna

Area in sq. km

3,2.2

Population in million (according to 2001 Census)

4.71

Total number of water samples analyzed

1365

% of samples having arsenic > 10 mg/L

60.92

% of samples having arsenic > 50 mg/L

43.96

% of samples having arsenic > 300 mg/L *

10.33

% of samples having arsenic > 500 mg/L

3.59

Maximum arsenic concentration so far we analyzed  (mg/L )

1466

Total number of block

20

No. of  block surveyed 

5

Number of arsenic affected block (approx.) where groundwater arsenic above 50 mg/L

5

Number of Gram - Panchayet surveyed

19

Number of arsenic affected GP (approx.) where groundwater arsenic above 50 mg/L

16

Number of arsenic affected GP (approx.) where groundwater arsenic above 10 mg/L

18

Number of village surveyed

44

Number of arsenic affected villages (approx.) where groundwater arsenic above 50 mg/L

35

Number of arsenic affected villages (approx.) where groundwater arsenic above 10 mg/L

41

Total hair, nail and urine samples analyzed

346

Arsenic above normal level (average) in biological samples

87

People screened for arsenic patients (preliminary survey)

485

Number of registered patients with clinical manifestations

69

 

[F] Physical parameters and present arsenic status in Vaishali district of Bihar

Physical parameters

Vaishali

Area in sq. km

2,036

Population in million (according to 2001 Census)

2.71

Total number of water samples analyzed

939

% of samples having arsenic > 10 mg/L

12.25

% of samples having arsenic > 50 mg/L

2.77

% of samples having arsenic > 300 mg/L *

0.11

% of samples having arsenic > 500 mg/L

NA

Maximum arsenic concentration so far we analyzed  (mg/L )

353

Total number of block

17

No. of  block surveyed 

4

Number of arsenic affected block (approx.) where groundwater arsenic above 50 mg/L

3

Number of Gram - Panchayet surveyed

11

Number of arsenic affected GP (approx.) where groundwater arsenic above 50 mg/L

7

Number of arsenic affected GP (approx.) where groundwater arsenic above 10 mg/L

11

Number of village surveyed

21

Number of arsenic affected villages (approx.) where groundwater arsenic above 50 mg/L

9

Number of arsenic affected villages (approx.) where groundwater arsenic above 10 mg/L

20

Total hair, nail and urine samples analyzed

NA

Arsenic above normal level (average) in biological samples

NA

People screened for arsenic patients (preliminary survey)

NA

Number of registered patients with clinical manifestations

NA

*During our last 20 years field experience in West Bengal and 10 years in Bangladesh we have observed that ingestion of arsenic contaminated water with 300 mg/L for prolonged period may cause arsenical skin lesions. We also described in our earlier paper.

 

 

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