Farmers use toxic drain water for growing vegetables in Delhiís Mungeshpur village

Risking their lives, farmers in Mungeshpur village in Delhi are using toxic water coming from Mungeshpur drain, one of the longest in north-west Delhi and part of Najafgarh basin, for growing vegetables due to lack of groundwater for farming and to save money spent on buying fertilisers and urea.

The water flowing from this channel has become completely poisonous due to the presence of industrial effluents in it.

On speaking on the growing cases of cancer in the area Dr Ajay Dabas said, ìWe’re running a cancer awareness campaign. In last 6 months, we found 10-12 fresh cases of cancer, here. We got to know that water from a dirty drain is being used to grow vegetables. It might be a cause of cancer