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Water Quality Testing Framework 

  • IASbaba
  • March 16, 2021
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Water Quality Testing Framework 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – Policies and interventions 

In news

  • Water Quality Testing Framework was recently rolled out under Jal Jeevan Mission
  • Citizens can now get the water quality in their taps tested at reasonable rates, as part of the framework 

Key takeaways 

  • A network of National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) accredited labs will be set up in every State, district and block over the next year.
  • At the panchayat level, teams of women of the village water and sanitation committees will be given field testing kits.
  • Limited number of Private players can also be included. 
  • Estimated cost: ₹600 for all 16 water quality parameters
  • Turnaround time for chemical tests: 24 hours
  • Turnaround time for the biological contaminants: 48 hours.
  • All results of testing will be fed into the Water Quality Information Management System (WQMIS). 
  • It is a portal developed with the support of the Indian Council of Medical Research.

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