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India Orders Probe Into Cancer Cases In Punjab

Government
06 September 2010
Chandigarh, India

Cancer–causing uranium in drinking water of various villages in Bathinda district of Punjab has been reported
The Union government has ordered a probe into recent reports about the presence of cancer–causing uranium in drinking water of various villages in Bathinda district of Punjab.

"It is seen that Bathinda had more concentration of cancer cases in the past. I have asked that a study be carried out in this matter, Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests," Jairam Ramesh said while talking to reporters here on Monday.

The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) is conducting a special study and they will submit a report within the next three–four months. I will comment further on this issue only when I receive the report, he said.

He said Punjab has received nearly 22 per cent of the Rs 4,000 crore grant from the central government under the National Rivers Conservation Programme during the last few months, reports IANS.

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