FDA is enforcing a new law for Packaged Drinking Waterto control the sale of non-potable water. As per the new regulation, it is mandatory to sell packaged drinking water in sealed container. Although, FDA is seems unclear about the law as they are not sure about applying rule over drinking water cans and jars. They are still thinking on it.
As there are many Drinking Water Units running without license, the serious concern has raised over the quality of drinking water. FDA ensured to take an action against illegally running drinking water units after this law come into action. On the Other hand, many from drinking water industry feel that, FDA should not take any action unless and until they are sure, if drinking water cans and jars comes under their purview.
National Water Quality Sub-Mission for Clean Drinking Water
The ministry of drinking water and sanitation has launched the ‘National Water Quality Sub-Mission’ to accomplish the aim to provide tap water to all by 2030. The outlay of this mission is Rs 25,000 crore. The government has decided to provide clean drinking water to 28,000 habitations which are heavily affected with arsenic and fluoride contaminants in water by 2021.
The Problem of water pollution has been increasing at an alarming rate in India. Among the all, West Bengal is very badly affected by arsenic, while Rajasthan crippled by the excess presence of fluoride contaminants in drinking water. The Water contamination, mainly from arsenic and fluoride, can cause serious health hazards.
The Center has sent notifications to states to plan specific proposals to tackle the problem of contaminated drinking water. The ministry of drinking water and sanitation has commissioned around 35 research and development projects to clean the drinking water in rural areas.
Groundwater is an integral part of the environment and the major source of drinking water. On the account of, increased demand of water consumption, Pune Municipal Corporation is planning to boost groundwater with active participation of citizen.
The activists appealed to the mayor to prioritize groundwater augmentation and mayor agreed on it. In the meeting of activists and mayor, Activists also proposed for suspending concreting of roads because it is not allowing the rainwater to absorb and percolate but the matter remained inconclusive. Topics like Maps of the areas, water bodies, recharging of bore wells by channeling rainwater underground and groundwater levels were also discussed in this meeting.
Activists are happy to start establishment for handling the groundwater table issue and hoping for some meaningful action in the coming days by the PMC.
Health of Bus Depot’s Staff in Telangana State at risk
In Telangana State, The health of the staff in Bus Depot is in danger because TSRTC supplying water in old drums because of shortage of drinking water.
The situation has worsened so much that the public drinking water taps have dried up. To overcome the problem of shortage of water taps, the corporation had set up RO (reverse osmosis) plants but these RO plants are not working because of non-maintenance. RTC authorities also started the sale of Bislery Water Bottles in the depots.
Meanwhile, the High Court has sent the notification about the issue of shortage of drinking water at bus depot to TSRTCto take action to provide drinking water facility to passengers and staff at its bus stands.
As per the latest reports, news are arriving about a serious health issue arises due to poor quality drinking water. In the Bhopal State, Unsafe drinking water causing growing concern in model government girl’s hostel.
Girls complained about availability of water that it is not pure and even does not taste good and stinks to the respective authority but they have not taken action to provide pure drinking water till now. So, Inmates are purchasing packed drinking water daily for their survival from the market but that can be expensive.
Hostel authority have admitted the fact and agreed to solve the problem at the earliest. Block medical officer stated that, drinking dirty water is detrimental to girl’s health. The drinking water must be tasted to ensure the quality of drinking water because it can cause various health issues.
The Legal Metrology departments of various states have started taking action against the food business operators (FBOs) who are charging packaged drinking water more the denoted MRP (maximum retail price) and for other violations like labeling too. Central ministry has already sent notification regarding these issues to all the states.
(For more details please refer: http://www.fnbnews.com/Top-News/legal-metrology-depts-cracking-down-on-sale-of-pkgd-water-more-than-mrp-40312)
According to the officials of Legal Metrology Department, they have received many complaints through the FSSAI app from municipal food safety officers and they have initiated the process of taking strict action against such FBOs.
Many states like, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan started cracking down on erring FBOs from last December. Gujarat state have also organized seminar for the FBOs to spread awareness on updated law.
Licenses are the kind of permissions given by governmental agencies to run an establishment. While giving this permission, the Government is supposed to see that the said establishment does not violate any condition by which the citizens or general public will suffer inconvenience or other issues.
So, speaking technically, the Licenses are for Good. But there is a fear in the businessmen’s mind about them. Over past so many years, Licenses have become a tool of harassment and of bribing as well. So businesses prefer a way not to go for the Licenses.
On the other hand, many of the businessmen have a tendency to not to pay duties, taxes , License fees etc. There are many such entrepreneurs like this who prefer to operate Mineral Water Plants without valid Licenses. Running an Insulated Jars Unit , or a Cold Jar or Camper Unit is an ideal example of that.
It is always dangerous , beware !
But running this way can be dangerous, as you can be caught anytime, and your unit can be sealed. See latest news here :-
And there will be many more news on this subject. Point is : It can be always risky to run business like this. Govt will catch hold of you anytime.
What should be done ?
You should know what are the Licenses required. Refer to page Documents , here you will find the most of the. Moreover refer to the All About ISI page to understand ISI in depth. Moreover , if you already have a Cold Jar unit running, kindly get that converted to an ISI unit. Refer to this special Article where you will find details. You can also avail our services for Inspection of your Plant. Or Can do it yourself by learning from the Home Study Course we have. We also conduct face to face Info Sessions. Kindly Check & attend the next one, check the Events Page
KSRTC buses will soon get “Bus” Neer like Rail Neer
Inspired by the railways , KSRTC at Bengaluru is all set to come up with its own Brand to serve its passengers with clean, hygeininc water. Currently Ksrtc buys appx 15000 bottles daily. To save con the cost they will setup a plant and the water will be available allover KSRTC. The first plant will be near Bengaluru, and I’m sure the dynamism they show, they will come up with plants in Hubli , Bellary & Mangalore also !
Do you want to know the setup cost for a Packaged Drinking Water Plant ? The Resources needed ? many such doubts will get cleared in Live Session at Bengaluru on 4th March 2017.Please register today & secure your seat. Prior to that , there is one session at Pune as well (25-2-17).
Subsidy means you are given something at Subsidized prices. Specially less prices. The motive can be anything; but as far as Industry is concerned , it is offered to setup more units, to generate more employment ultimately. It is given to entrepreneurs.
What is the nature of subsidy ?
It can be cash subsidy , can be V. A. T. subsidy or depending upon the government’s schemes.
Is subsidy useful ?
Yes, subsidy is a useful thing for an entrepreneur if used properly. It reduces the burden on the entrepreneur’s head to a great extent. There are mainly 2 subsidy types. The Central Govt Subsidy & the State Govt Subsidy. Depending upon where you are, you can avail them. But to get the best of them, you should have a proper business plan prepared , and for that you need to know many things prior to setting up your plant. Please attend one of the Info Sessions where you can get LIVE clarification of your all the doubts in advance.
We interviewed an expert in this field , Mr Sargam Chhajed, a young and dynamic C.A. from Aurangabad , Maharashtra who guided our readers on this . Here is the audio recording for the same.
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We are sure you will enjoy the audio & it will help you in this direction properly. We also have a detailed Home Study Training Course if you decide to setup your Packaged Drinking Water Plant Yourself. Please go through the content of the course for details.
Summary of the Audio:
Subsidy is indirect benefit given by government for employment generation.
There are different locations where the subsidy percentage varies.
Two types of subsidies, Central Government Subsidy upto 15% of the Machinery Cost. The maximum subsidy value is Rs. 15 Lakhs.
For example, if your plant cost is 75 Lakhs & 40 Lakh is the machinery value; the subsidy from Central Govt. will be 40 * 15% maximum :- appx 6 Lakhs. (Refer the Plant Cost Article to get different costs for plants)
Almost every State Govt is also has subsidy schemes. Interest refund subsidies are given. These are location based. The subsidy is given form of V.A.T. or G.S.T.
Subsidy is distributed in deferred way, in 10 years period. (Hence it is important for you to stay in business.)
Before taking loan, the bank should be informed about your plan to avail subsidy.
For Central Subsidy , only Nationalized Banks or Multistate Co-operative banks are approved , whereas for State subsidy, any bank is ok.
At a time both subsidies can be claimed.
Central Subsidy is given just on the Machinery , but State subsidy covers all expenses except working capital cost. So, it is important to compile all the costs before you setup your plant.
There is ample fund available for both the schemes, so there is no problem to worry whether you will receive the money or not.
For getting subsidy , the entrepreneur should get loan, but even if he is investing his own funds and gets only 10 % loan from Bank; still he can avail full benefit of the subsidy.
Central Govt Subsidy sanction order takes appx 1 year from application.
Mr Sargam Chhajed helps you getting all documents & getting you subsidy. Please contact him.
Subsidy should not be your motivation; but you should not neglect that as well, after all it’s a fiscal benefit !
To get subsidy, your Project should run properly. Hence you should carefully do all the steps from beginning. See if our Home study course can help you !
After you plan everything , before final financial projections, get an expert who will just inspect everything & offers you an unbiased opinion on your project. You might be missing out something. Don’t leave your project underfunded or Overfunded. Precaution is better than cure. We too have a service called “Pre-Plant Survey” which enables you this.
Preparation of the Project Report properly is a must + the presentation of that. Do follow these basics & the battle is yours !
You can ask your doubts in the comments box below, thanks in advance.
This time we inaugurated the training by Dr. Pradeep AwateState Surveillance Officer of Maharashtra state. He guided the attendees on how important water purification is & how seriously the government valuesPPP i.e. Public- Private Partnership. For this Mr. Soumitra & Dr. Awate discussed about Water ATM Module. You can read a case studyof a village in Maharashtra running a Water ATM Project on PPPBasis.
Earlier, we also spoke to Dr Awate , where he also discussed about the Domestic , Urban & Rural Water Situation in India (more particular in Maharashtra) , and suggested some simple Water Filtration Techniques .Here is an audio recorded of the Session :-
Next sessions were conducted as visual & participants were also trained rigorously through live activity. An addition was “Branding Session”. Later, the session was concluded by the hands of Mrs. Torane, owner of Kinza Aqua, a leading Packaged Drinking Water Brand in Maharashtra.
The Kinza team- Mother, Mrs. Torane, daughter Dr. Snehal & Father Mr. Torane , all guided the attendees with excellent Practical tips to run a plant & taking over an existing Plant. Dr Snehal shared her process of taking over an existing Mineral Water Plant in details, and how much hard work is needed to actually complete the entrepreneurial journey. She, being a U.S. Returned Doctor, did apply her scientific approach.
Are you taking Over an existing mineral water plant ?
If you too are looking to take over an existing plant, you can use our service for Pre Plant Inspection, where we do a detailed analysis of the old plant & handover you a report. Alternatively, in our New Version of the Home Study Training Course , we are going to offer you a special Video Training on How to do a Pre Plant Inspection for an Old Plant, and also sharing the Blank Templates for preparing the reports.
Buy now, Price is going to increase !
All the existing customers of the Course will get this update (major update) Free of Cost. The Price for the Home Study Course will be more than the present one; but if you buy that now (a sensible decision) , you will get the update free of cost. The update will be mailed before the 2nd week of February 2017 (max). We recommend you buy the Certificate Version , as you can track your progress as well & can get a Certificate as well.
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