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NDA govt led by Nitish Kumar placed Bihar on heap of garbage: Surjewala

Patna: Congress National General Secretary Randip Singh Surjewala on Sunday alleged that Bihar is on the heap of garbage under the National Democratic Alliance government led by the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Surjewala chose to stand on the heap of garbage near Meethapur roundabout in the state capital and told news people that the entire Bihar is on the heap of garbage where air is polluted and water is contaminated to such an extent that it was not at all worth drinking.

He said that the serious ailments like cancer causing uranium has been found in the water of 11 towns including Patna in the state.

He further said that JD(U) and BJP government has put the life of common people at great risk who were living in hellish condition.

Referring to a survey report regarding cleanliness of the towns he said that Patna is the dirtiest city in the list of 45 towns with 10 lakh population while Gaya with 382 ranking is the last city in the list and Bhagalpur is at 379 quoting National Green Tribunal the Congress leader said that Bihar is under emergency like situation and Patna is the third most poor City in terms of bad quality of air. He said that nearly 4,000 people die every year in Bihar due to polluted air.

He said that the arsenic level in the water in 40% districts of the state was at dangerous level and according to central government the water in 10 districts due to fluoride content was not even worth drinking.

Quoting report of the union government he said that no tap water in any of the house in Patna was worth drinking.

Referring to a report tabled in the parliament Surjewala said that the central government has detected scam in tap water scheme.

The report states that water supply through tap has been achieved in 1.88 % of the houses he stated adding that there are 1.78 crore houses in the state of which only 36 lakh houses were getting tap water supply.

 

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