Arsenic water eats into Ballia villagers’ health

BALLIA: A 22-year-old differently-abled girl of Ramgarh village, Ballia, Fatima has given up hope of getting married as her father Mohammad Alauddin has been unable to find suitable match for her despite struggling for five years. Alauddin said the condition is not by birth, she became weak gradually, as drinking water in the village is laced with arsenic
Like her there are many young boys and girls in Ramgarh as also in over a dozen nearby villages along the Ganga, including Meenapur, Durjanpur, Shahpur, Shrinagar, Gangouli and Gangapur where arsenic contaminates drinking water. The young have developed different forms of disability, which is hindering their future prospects of career and marriage.

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