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        <Month>06</Month>
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      <ArticleTitle>How safe is Drinking Water in Kashmir valley, India?</ArticleTitle>
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          <FirstName>Roomi</FirstName>
          <LastName>Yusuf</LastName>
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          <FirstName>Rehana</FirstName>
          <LastName>Kausar</LastName>
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          <FirstName>Saleem Ur</FirstName>
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          <FirstName>Afshan Abdullah</FirstName>
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      <Abstract>Introduction: Availability and accessibility of safe drinking water is an important prerequisite for health and development. In developing countries, biological contamination of drinking water is a major concern for public health activities. Material __ampersandsign Methods: The aim of study was to assess the bacteriological quality of drinking water from different districts of Kashmir valley. A total of 625 samples were collected from various sources across 8 districts and the samples were analyzed for presumptive coliform count by Multiple Tube Method. Results: Out of 625 samples, 410 (65.6%) were found to be unfit for human consumption {unsatisfactory (399) suspicious (11)}. Out of 410 samples, 231 were from tap water, 77 from tube wells, 52 from springs, 41 from reservoirs, 2 from bore-wells, and 7 from filtration plants. Conclusion: Bacteriological assessment of all sources of drinking water should be planned and done regularly so as to prevent mortality and morbidity due to water borne diseases.</Abstract>
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      <Keywords>water quality, MPN count, biological contamination, drinking water, public health</Keywords>
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