LGD installs 2,186 arsenic-free tube-wells in Jamalpur

Published: May 04, 2018 13:58:29 | Updated: May 05, 2018 16:14:56

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The Local Government Division (LGD) installed 2,186 arsenic-free tube-wells in seven upazilas of Jamalpur district in fiscal 2017-2018.

The tube-wells were set up spending Tk 32.80 million under the LGSP-3 project, which was taken to ensure safe drinking water for rural people, officials said.

A total of 563 tube-wells were set up in Sarishabari upazila while 456 in Islampur , 258 in Jamalpur sadar, 207 in Dewanganj, 313 in Melandaha,333 in Madarganj, and 56 in Bakshiganj, reports BSS.

LGD deputy director KM Abdullah Al Mahmud said people can now drink arsenic-free water from these tube-wells.

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