In order to reduce the ill effects of arsenic, the Centre has sanctioned 122 schemes for Assam. Replying to a question in the ongoing session of the State Assembly on Thursday, Public Health Engineering Minister Rihon Daimary said the government at the centre has sanctioned a fund for the purpose.
Daimary said arsenic has been found in 24 districts. The Minister requested MLAs to take steps to provide land for the implementation of the schemes.
He also said that fluoride has been found in 13 districts in the state. The minister added that steps are being taken to revive defunct water supply schemes in the state.