Residents of the city may have benefited from better access to groundwater,
but it has also given rise to the threat of arsenic poisoning. A study
conducted by the Central Ground Water Board confirmed presence of arsenic above
the prescribed BIS desirable limit (0.01mg/litre) in water samples collected
from 10 out of 11 localities of the city. The Bureau of Indian Standards
parameter complies with limit set by the World Health Organisation.