April 15, 2024

Following the suspected consumption of tainted water, 4 individuals perished and at the very least 146, together with 44 kids, have been unwell within the Kavadigarahatti neighbourhood of Chitradurga, Karnataka. From 36 to 149 folks have been admitted to hospitals, which is one other improve.

Deaths Because of Consumption of Contaminated Water

On July 31, a water contamination occasion was reported. After ingesting water that had been contaminated, Manjula (age 23) and Raghu (age 27), each residents of Kavadigarahatti on the outskirts of Chitradurga, died and 36 different folks grew to become sick. On July 31, Praveen, who had visited his kinfolk within the hamlet, handed away the next day in Vaddarasiddanahalli.  4 folks have already died because of the water poisoning case that was recorded in Kavadigarahatti of the Chitradurga district, in line with officers.

The residents of Kavadigarahatti neighborhood reported experiencing diarrhoea and vomiting on July 31 after ingesting tainted water from the Chitradurga Metropolis Municipal Council’s faucets.

Following the suspected consumption of contaminated water, three individuals perished and at the very least 146, together with 44 kids, have been unwell within the Kavadigarahatti neighbourhood of Chitradurga, Karnataka. On August 4, one other particular person allegedly perished at Kavadigara Hatti in Karnataka’s Chitradurga district because of ingesting tainted water. With this passing, there at the moment are 4 fatalities reported locally.

“No teenager is in a life-threatening situation, and each is responding to remedy. The ages of the three deceased vary from 23 to 27. A consultant of the Chitradurga District Administration was quoted by South First as saying that “all of the individuals are receiving remedy on the district well being hospital.”

Motion Taken by the Authorities 

4 out of the 5 water samples that have been obtained, in line with District Well being Officer (DHO) R Ranganath, look like unsafe for human consumption.

4 out of the 5 water samples that have been taken look like unsafe for human consumption. The vibrio cholerae micro organism [was detected] within the lab outcomes, it was found. He informed South First, “We’re awaiting the entire and in-depth water research outcome.”

The chance {that a} hazardous substance was additionally launched to the water was raised. Check outcomes for the samples have been not too long ago despatched. The samples have been gathered and transmitted to the labs after the autopsies of the three deceased, he continued. 

There have been no dangerous chemical compounds found, in line with the FSL evaluation on the water pattern. Following the submitting of a POCSO lawsuit in opposition to a localite, it was claimed that criminals might have poisoned the water. The analysis has, nevertheless, verified that the disaster was attributable to water poisoning.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had commissioned an investigation into sure latest occurrences and complaints, however he has not but applied measures to ensure needy areas have entry to scrub ingesting water.

AEE R. Manjunath Giraddi and JE S.R. Kiran Kumar, who’re employed by the Chitradurga Municipality, has been beneficial for suspension in a report that was offered by the authorities. The district commissioner additionally suspended Prakash, who operated valves in Kavadigarahatti.

Enhance in Deaths Because of Water Contamination 

The Karnataka authorities is going through a troublesome downside because of the rising variety of water air pollution deaths, notably as a result of some rural settlements, notably in North Karnataka, have poor water high quality that’s severely endangering residents’ well being.

At the least 40 deaths have been attributed to water poisoning, in line with well being division officers, since 2021. Essentially the most fatalities have been recorded on September 21, 2021, when six residents of a distant village within the Vijayanagar district perished and over 100 wanted medical consideration. 

Since then, only one to 2 situations every month have been documented, principally within the districts of Koppal, Raichur, Chitradurga, and Belagavi. 


“Many villages depend on public faucets, hand pumps, or wells for ingesting water, and these are all subjected to contamination,” mentioned PG Gangadhar, convener of an NGO making an attempt to deal with the continued lack of protected ingesting water in North Karnataka districts.” The water from virtually all of those sources is already contaminated, making it harmful to drink.” “Though a number of villages have had water purifiers put in by earlier governments, it isn’t sufficient to swimsuit the calls for of the inhabitants.”

The stays of a lady who allegedly died because of tainted ingesting water was introduced by the native inhabitants to a flash protest on Wednesday. Gastroenteritis has been reported in a number of communities, with the trigger being attributed to tainted water.

A. Narayanaswamy, the Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment of India and the MP for Chitradurga, visited the deceased Rudrappa’s residence and consoled the grieving household.

In Chitradurga, protesters charged Ok.C. Veerendra Pappi, an area Congress MLA, and the administration with carelessness. MLA Pappi visited Basaveshwara hospital after the demonstration led by Dalit leaders and spiritual chief Shri Shivasharana Haralaiah.