71,842 students affected by flurosis; Collector

Of 1,86,907 school students who were examined by medical teams over the last three months, 71,842 students were affected with flurosis diseases in the district, Collector R.Lilly said here today.

She was speaking after releasing awareness pamphlets sponsored by TWAD under Flurosis Mitigation Scheme at a Government Boys Higher Secondary School.

Government had launched the Hogenakkal Drinking Water and Flurosis Mitigation scheme to provide potable drinking water and protect the public from flurosis diseases, she said.

She urged villagers to consume water which is being supplied through local administration.
Tamil Nadu Government has allotted Rs. 28.44 crore for Flurosis control both in Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri districts.

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