Survey Says Kerala have Most Contaminated Drinking Water

Published on: 15 Mar, 2013
Published under: General Kerala News, Kerala Health News

15 March 2013

Kerala has the highest chemical/bacterial contaminated drinking water among 28 tested States in the country, according to the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, the State’s Economic Review for 2011-2012 has stated. Out of 10,803 tested sources, 54 per cent were found to be contaminated there while Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur, Kasaragod, Ernakulam and Palakkad being the other vulnerable districts in terms of access to safe drinking water in the State.

Kozhikode District have the most contaminated water , the tested water have contamination of iron, fluoride, salinity, nitrate, arsenic and other bacteria.


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