Water Quality Report

Published on November 17, 2019
Current context: The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution have released the Water Quality Report for State Capitals & UT.
Water Quality Report 
  • The study on the quality of piped drinking water being supplied in the country is undertaken by the Bureau of India Standards (BIS).
  • And based on the quality of tap water, the States, Smart Cities and even Districts would be ranked in the report.
  • The objective of the report is to provide clean drinking water to all citizens.
  • The Union government is in the process to make BIS standard compulsory for Tap Water to ensure drinking water quality.
  • The survey is conducted in four Phases:
    1. Phase 1: Drinking water samples would be taken from various locations across Delhi
    2. Phase 2: samples were drawn from 20 State capitals
    3. Phase 3: samples from Capital cities of the North Eastern States and Smart Cities as identified by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs would be tested
    4. Phase 4: test samples drawn from all the district headquarters of the country

Question: 

Q.1 Which Ministry has recently released the Water Quality Report to rank the states and UT on the quality of piped drinking water being supplied in the country?
a. Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

b. Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation
c. Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change
d. Ministry of Jal Shakti

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