Bengaluru: Activists have been warning the State Government over the possibility of high pollution of groundwater due to various reasons including pollution of the surface water sources. Now, highly dangerous Uranium has been found in the groundwater samples of State.
Even though this news was in the public domain for the last two months, officials have not accepted the reality till now. However, on Saturday March 5, Union Minister for Water Resources Gajendra Singh Shekhawat asked the officials not to supply Uranium-contaminated water to the people.
“In a few villages located in the east part of the State, Uranium is found in the groundwater. It is matter of serious concern. The issue should be resolved soon,” he said.
He asked the officials to set up water treatment plants immediately in these villages and ensure that people will not suffer.
According to the sources, even though the matter is of serious concern, no government agency is working towards finding the source of the Uranium and the immediate solution.