A report on fluorosis mitigation program in Dhar district, Madhya Pradesh

Vasudha Vikas Sansthan with the help of WaterAid and with technical Support of Peoples’ Science Institute, Dehra Doon undertook fluoride testing and fluorosis mitigation Programme in Tirala, Dharampuri and Umarban bloks of Dhar district. The program began in November 5th, 2008. The major findings and description of the activities carried out under the programme is presented in this report. The objectives of this report are: To identify the fluoride affected villages; To assess the prevalence of dental fluorosis in the selected schools; To undertake water quality testing of all the drinking water sources in selected villages; Prepare plans to reduce the prevalence of fluorosis in the selected villages through bringing down concentrations of fluoride in drinking water with full involvement of the communities and government; Provide safe drinking water in selected villages; Assessment of effectiveness of safe water supply by using Urinary fluoride data as indicator; Identification of best operations and maintenance practices for safe water supply schemes for fluoride affected areas; and Assessment of effectiveness of Small rain water harvesting structures for HP’s and observation of dilution mechanics by big ponds for its downstream command areas. Source: India Water Portal