Many countries in the world are facing
various health problems due to fluoride contamination
and India is one of them. Most of the areas of Rajasthan
are highly contaminated with fluoride and they are
totally dependent on the ground water for their drinking
water needs. Millions of people including children are
affected with dental, skeletal and non-skeletal fluorosis.
Jhotwara Industrial Area is situated in the north-
western part of Jaipur. It is situated between Jaipur-
Delhi by pass Benar road. The area was historically a
small principality under Jaipur Royal State. Presently
more than 180 SME industries are working in this area.
The industries are disposing their waste in the
surrounding outside without any proper treatment. This
is depleting the ground water of the area. Ground water
samples were collected from various sampling locations
in the industrial area and was tested for fluoride
contamination in the pre-monsoon and post-monsoon
Keywords : Fluoride, Ground Water, Fluorosis, Waste.