Delhi has the most unsafe tap water, says study | WeForNews | Latest News, Blogs Delhi has the most unsafe tap water, says study by Bureau of Indian Standards – WeForNews | Latest News, Blogs
Connect with us

India

Delhi has the most unsafe tap water, says study by Bureau of Indian Standards

Published

on

water crisis

New Delhi, Nov 16 : Releasing a study on quality of piped drinking water being supplied in 21 cities across the country, Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan said on Saturday that in Delhi and 13 state capitals, tap water is “undrinkable”.

The only metropolitan city where people can drink tap water safely is Mumbai as all its samples complied with Indian standards, the minister said.

“Samples were taken from 11 places in Delhi. All the samples have failed, But all samples of Mumbai are clear. Tap water of Mumbai is drinkable,” said the Minister.

“None of the samples drawn from 13 of the state capitals — Chandigarh, Thiruvananthapuram, Patna, Bhopal, Guwahati, Bengaluru, Gandhi Nagar, Lucknow, Jammu, Jaipur, Dehradun, Chennai and Kolkata — complied with the requirements of the Indian Standard,” said Paswan.

The minister said he has written to state governments asking them to clarify what help his government can provide to make tap water drinkable. “People should get pure water from the tap. There should be no water that causes diseases,” he said.

The samples were taken from the capital city of 20 states apart from the national capital. “It was done in keeping with the objectives of the Jal Jeevan Mission of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” the minister said.

The minister said in the first phase, the samples of drinking water were drawn from various locations across Delhi and in the second phase, samples were drawn from 20 state capitals, and sent for testing as per Indian Standard.

In Europe and other developed countries, it is clearly written whether tap water is potable or not. In India, there is no such certification.

On the directions of the ministry, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), a national body that makes quality standards for products and services, had decided to undertake a study of the quality of piped drinking water being supplied in the country. It has also framed quality standard for tap water.

The Indian Standard prescribes 48 parameters including radioactive substance but in the current study, radioactive substance test was excluded. Also free residual chlorine has been excluded from this exercise since it is applicable only when water is chlorinated and a minimum limit has been prescribed for it, the ministry said.

Testing was conducted for Organoleptic and Physical Tests, chemical test, toxic substances and bacteriological tests in the first stage.

“Test reports have been received for these tests for all the samples drawn. A vast majority of the samples have failed to comply with the requirements of Indian Standard in one or more parameters,” the ministry said in a statement.

In the city of Delhi, all the 11 samples drawn did not comply with the requirements of the Indian Standard. The samples failed in several of the parameters. All the 10 samples drawn from Mumbai were found to comply with the requirements of the Indian Standard.

In the cities of Hyderabad, Bhubaneshwar, Ranchi, Raipur, Amravati and Shimla, one or more samples did not comply with the requirements of the Indian Standard.

“In the third phase, samples from capital cities of northeastern States and Smart Cities identified by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs have been drawn and are under tests. The results of these are expected by January 15, 2020, the ministry said.

In the fourth phase, it is proposed to test samples drawn from all the district headquarters of the country and their testing is planned to be completed by August 15, 2020.

India

‘EIA 2020 draft must be withdrawn to Stop Loot Of The Nation,’ Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi govt

Published

on

Rahul Gandhi Video Conf

New Delhi Aug 10 : Launching another attack at the Narendra Modi government, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that the objective of the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) 2020 draft is “loot of the nation”.

He further demanded that it must be withdrawn to stop environmental destruction.
“The objective of the EIA2020 draft is clear – #LootOfTheNation This is another terrible example of what the BJP government has been doing for the ‘friends’ of the suit-boot who have robbed the resources of the country. EIA 2020 draft must be withdrawn to stop #LootOfTheNation and environmental destruction,” Gandhi tweeted.
The former Congress chief termed the EIA 2020 draft, which has been placed by the BJP government for public feedback, as “disgraceful and dangerous.” Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar had said that the final notification regarding EIA 2020 has not been issued and the draft notification is still open for public consultation for more than 120 days.

Earlier on Sunday, In a Facebook post using the hashtag ‘WithdrawEIA2020’, Gandhi slammed the government over the EIA, 2020, draft, saying it is not only “disgraceful”, but “dangerous”.

“Not only does it have the potential to reverse many of the hard fought gains that have been won over the years in the battle to protect our environment, it could potentially unleash widespread environmental destruction and mayhem across India,” he said.

Continue Reading

India

Rajasthan Cong MLAs demand action against rebels including Sachin Pilot

Published

on

Ashok Gehlot

Jaipur, Aug 10 : Ahead of the Rajasthan Assembly session, Congress MLAs have demanded action against Sachin Pilot and other rebel MLAs at the Congress’ Legislature Party meeting for creating the political crisis in the state. The Congress has accused the BJP of indulging in horse-trading to bring down the Gehlot government.

State Congress in-charge Avinash Pandey said that he is not in favour of rebels and will convey to the party high command of the situation created by them.
“MLAs in yesterday’s Congress Legislature Party meeting demanded action against Sachin Pilot and other rebel MLAs. State Congress in-charge Avinash Pandey said he will not advocate for rebels in front of party high command,” ANI reported quoting sources.

Gehlot is likely to seek a trust vote during the session which is likely to start on August 14. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has already sent out a three-page communication urging all MLAs in the 200 member House to listen to the voice of the people to save democracy and stand with the truth in the interest of the state.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had on Sunday held CLP meeting at Hotel Suryagarh in Jaisalmer.
Gehlot has accused the BJP of horse -trading as Amit Shah led BJP has already taken down the Congress led governments in Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and now Nadda led saffron party wants to forcibly install BJP government in Rajasthan.

Pilot was removed as the Deputy Chief Minister and as the state chief of the party on July 14. Pilot was reportedly miffed after the SOG sent him a notice to record his statement. Gehlot also targeted the 19 Congress dissident MLAs for wronly “creating the impression” that notices issued to them by the SOG which filed three sedition cases last month, had been engineered by state government but Gehlot said he also received a notice.


Continue Reading

Cities

UP woman commits suicide after allegedly being beaten up by police

Her family members said Yogesh Pathak beat up Nishu at the station. She was called to Kotwali by police again on Saturday and was stressed about it.

Published

on

Suicide

Jalaun, Aug 10 : A 22-year-old woman committed suicide in Uttar Pradesh’s Jalaun after she was allegedly beaten up by a police inspector.

The incident took place in Naya Ramnagar area.

The deceased, Nishu Chaudhary, was found hanging by a noose at her house on Saturday. The family rushed her to the hospital but doctors declared her dead.

According to Nishu’s family, she had gone to the market in Baldau Chowk on Friday afternoon.

Some shopkeepers accused the victim and two of her friends of stealing passports and caught them. They called the police and handed them over to inspector Yogesh Pathak.

Police took the three to the Kotwali police station and after questioning they were handed over to their relatives.

Her family members said Yogesh Pathak beat up Nishu at the station. She was called to Kotwali by police again on Saturday and was stressed about it.

“She was very disturbed since the beating by the inspector,” said a family member.

After Nishu committed suicide, her family went to the police station and created a ruckus, demanding action against the inspector.

Circle Officer (CO) Santosh Kumar reached the spot and assured the family that the matter will be investigated.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Most Popular

Corona Virus (COVID-19) Live Data

COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization.