Ensuring safe drinking water - Mysore - City - NEWS - The Times of India
BANGALORE: Providing safe drinking water at schools, bus stands and airports is the major challenge ahead. But affordable solutions continue to
At the Water Quality Association's meet on Monday, Quality Council of India secretary general Giridhar Gyani said the body will act as a mediator between the government and industry if the latter ensures affordable technology for bulk safe water supply for community projects.
WQA will provide inputs to QCI to develop standards for public water supply. Speaking to the media, Gyani said India will soon have a standard for monitoring public services. "This idea was proposed three years back. We have got Tata Consultancy Services to make a new draft for us that is simpler and easier to implement."
The standard is likely to be ready by the end of the year. "It will ensure that municipalities supply safe water. If we can expect private bodies to be accountable, then why not public bodies?" he added.
WQA held its third task force meeting on Monday. It is a trade association that deals with treating residential drinking water.