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BIS Draft Standard for Drinking Water

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  • September 1, 2020
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BIS Draft Standard for Drinking Water

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-III – Infrastructure: Resources

In News:

  • Recently, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has prepared a draft standard for the supply system of piped drinking water.
  • Title: ‘Drinking water supply quality management system — requirements for piped drinking water supply service’.

Key takeaways 

  • It outlines the process of water supply, from raw water sources to household taps.
  • The draft standard is expected to make the process of piped water supply more uniform. 
  • It has been developed keeping in view the Centre’s Jal Jeevan Mission.

Important value additions 

Jal Jeevan Mission 

  • It aims for providing safe and adequate drinking water to all rural households by 2024 through tap connections.
  • Ministry: Jal Shakti Ministry

The Bureau of Indian Standards 

  • It is the national Standards Body of India. 
  • Ministry: Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
  • Act: Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986

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