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The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has allocated additional 525 crore in 2012-2013 to the states which have Japanese Encephalitis and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (JE/AES) affected high priority districts. Rural Development Minister and the Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation Jairam Ramesh said, in JE/AES affected districts, states can take up activities like conversion of public shallow hand pumps to India Mark 11/111 hand pumps, provision of mini-water supply through Stand posts, regular chlorination of affected sources, providing proper platforms for hand pumps / borewells, soakage pits etc, apart from awareness generation and solid and liquid waste management.


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