EX­TREME 11.4 mil­lion

Down to Earth - - THE FORTNIGHT -

The flu­o­ride num­berin drinkingof In­di­ans wa­t­erat risk from ex­cess 13,949 The num­ber of habi­ta­tions in In­dia re­ported to have ex­cess flu­o­ride in sources of drink­ing wa­ter 17 The num­ber of states where the 13,949 habi­ta­tions are lo­cated 6,855 The num­ber of flu­o­ride poi­son­ing cases re­ported from Ra­jasthan, the max­i­mum in In­dia

` 4,269 crore The amount pro­vided to states by the Cen­tre in 2015-16 un­der the Na­tional Ru­ral Drink­ing Wa­ter Pro­gramme to en­sure potable wa­ter in ru­ral ar­eas

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