Potable water highly contaminated in Mahabubnagar district schools

Latest study by the Microbiology department of Palamuru University in the government schools of Mahabubnagar district finds high levels of contamination in the drinking water.

The study on the drinking water quality carried out in 64 government schools-- one in each mandal of the district-- shows water contaminated by thousands of bacterial organisms, well over the norms prescribed by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Some of them, as identified through further studies, cause severe diarrhea and dysentery, which could compromise the physical growth of children and lead to stunting and malabsorption of nutrition.