On October 2, 2020 In an effort to address the pressing need of testing water at the doorstep, Manohar Lal, Chief Minister(CM) of Haryana launched a state-of-the-art Mobile Water Testing Laboratory Van, an innovative solution for Water testing of the Public Health Engineering Department (PHED). He also launched ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ in Panchkula.
- The mobile van will be stationed at State Water Testing Laboratory, Karnal and its operation will be throughout the state.
- The mobile van is procured at a cost of Rs 99 lakhs.
Note- Under Jal Jeevan Mission the state Government is fully committed to provide functional household tap connection with a sustainable supply of quality drinking water to every rural household.
Point to be Noted
i.This facility will provide access to water-testing facility in the remotest corner of the state. In rural areas of the state, it is an effective mode of surveillance of drinking water quality.
ii.In case of spread of waterborne disease, the mobile van is to be deployed on site for quick access to water test reports.
iii.They can also be used for counter checking of quality of testing from all laboratories.
About the state-of-the-art Mobile Water Testing Laboratory Van:
Measures Different Water Quality Parameters
It can measure different water quality parameters like Ph, Alkalinity, TDS(Total Dissolved Solids), Hardness, Residual Chlorine, Zink, Nitrite, Fluoride, Turbidity and Microbiological Test of water samples.
It is completely equipped with a multi-parameter system, which contains analyzers, sensors, probes and instruments based on Colorimetric, Electrochemistry etc.
It has been designed in a unique manner and is fully loaded with the latest technologies.
It is enabled with Global Positioning System (GPS) to track the location and the analyzed sample data can be transmitted to a centralized PHED server through General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)/ 3G connectivity with power backup.
It enables on-site recording and reporting of results through a smartphone or similar device.
Jal Jeevan Mission
Jal Jeevan Mission is a flagship initiative launched by the Central Government. It functions under the Ministry of Jal Shakti and aims to provide tap water connection to every rural home by 2024.
The state government has decided to celebrate ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ in all cities of the State from October 2, 2020 to October 17, 2020. During these days, special attention will be given to cleanliness of sewer systems and the desilting of ponds.
i.Haryana’s water quality is mainly affected due to constituents like TDS, Fluoride among others.
ii.Swacchta Abhiyan (campaign) has been launched in the State and became the 1st state in the country to achieve 100% open defecation free (ODF) in rural areas. Now, urban areas have also been certified as ODF.
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