Surat is First to Conduct the Aquifer Mapping Study in India

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Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) has started aquifer mapping study in India for in river Tapi. It is the first urban local body (ULB) in the India to undertake aquifer mapping study. The aquifer mapping study requires for the aquifer-based groundwater management. They have also started setting up the French wells to supply water to the city. A heliborne survey based on electro resistivity technology (ERT) has been launched by the civic body in association of National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI). This heliborne survey is carried out over river Tapi stretch from Magdalla in the downstream to Kamrej in the upstream for aquifer mapping.

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An aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing rock from which groundwater can be extracted using water well. The aquifer mapping used to estimate the quality and quantity of the groundwater in an aquifer. The total 268 square kilometer area will be surveyed through heliborne survey. Around 500 metre beneath the riverbed scanned to identify and locate the confined and saturated aquiferusing this survey. The Official said that, it is a seven-day survey and after completing this survey, the civic body will locate French wells inside river or along the bank, land reservations for future water supply projects.

The additional city engineer KH Khatwani said that, the aquifer mapping study will help to find out the exact location of aquifer, its size, quantum of water it can store, recharge points and French Wells. And it also provides information necessary to replenish the declining Groundwater resources.The central government conducting study based on aquifer mapping in Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra with the help by NGRI.

Complete Training Program on How to start and implement your own Packaged Drinking Water Plant!

Many people want to enter into very lucrative water business, but do not have any knowledge of it. We conducted 2 days Packaged Drinking Water Plant Idea-to-Actualization Step by step training program on 7th and 8th October 2017, at Pleasant Business Park in Pune. Participants came from all over India (Delhi, Bihar, Keral, and Rest of participants are from Maharashtra).

Business Model:

Many Participants came without having any knowledge and they don’t have any idea to how to start their water plant business. Our training covered detail explanation on types of water plants, required resources, Plant Layout, Plant Design, ISI and Documents. Participants got a clear idea about…

  • Business Idea
  • Procedure To Get License and Required Documents
  • Designing Their Own Plant and Calculating Cost Of The Plant On Their Own
  • Practical Demonstration On Water Testing
  • Project Execution

Market Survey:

Marketing is the vital part of any business. We also conduct special session on Marketing. We focused on how to do marketing survey and how to interpret the result. Based on this, the further action will be decided. It comprises of both traditional as well as online marketing.

Current Trends:

In our training about current trends in Packaged Drinking Water plants. Different opportunities coming in the water business.

One-To-One Meeting With Experts:

This session helped participants to discuss their plan with experts freely as it is a conclave. Participants cleared their vision and it helped them to decide their further steps.

Are you also willing to start your own Packaged Drinking Water Plant then attend our next Live Training…

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France-Based CMA-CGM SA Introducing Packaged Drinking Water Brand ‘Beaupre’ in Indian Market

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The World’s third largest container Marseille France based shipping company soon introducing Packaged Drinking Water  Brand ‘Beaupre’ in Indian Market. Audrey Dolhen, Managing Director, CMA CGM India said that, they want to enter into water business in India and Water is the new oil.

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Elie Zeenny, Senior Vice-President and Head of Aqua link International said that, even if there is doubt whether the new Packaged Drinking Water  brand will survive in the very competitive Indian Water Market, there will be always a space for a new entrant. Moreover he said,now, Indian has become more brand conscious also.

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This Water is bottled at the Source and the company has bought a spring in Signes, Southern France.The Company has a water brand for babies up to three years old.

Packaged Drinking Water has a huge demand in India. If you are also willing to start your own water plant, then attend our 2 days live training.

MRP on Packaged Drinking Water is Inclusive of GST

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The consumers are already very unhappy about higher MRP on Packaged Drinking Water and now some vendors are selling Packaged Drinking Water by adding GST even if MRP (Maximum retail price) is always inclusive of all taxes. Concerned activists in Chennai raised this issue in the seminar of GST.

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In the seminar on GST, organized by Citizen Consumer and Civic Action Group and Consumers Association of India , MMM Abdul Kader from Consumer Bureau of India said that, He was asked to pay above MRP due to GST, which is a clear violation of rule under the anti-profiteering clauses of the GST Act. Uma Shanthi, Assistant Commissioner, GST Commissionerate told that, Consumers can file a complaint against such violation on www.tnlegalmetrology.in

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The Laws explained in this Seminar of the GST in Chennai for Packaged Drinking Water:

  • Allowed increase in price of packed product with a sticker of new MRP only until September 30. But, a sticker is not allowed on new stock.
  • If the Manufacturer wants to increase the cost of the packaged product because of the inclusion of GST, he needs to publish an advertisement in at least two newspapers. And In case if, the price decreases including GST then, manufacturer just need to display the new price. In each of the case, the old price should be visible for the consumer.
  • If any vendor is selling packaged drinking water at higher MRP without following rule, then the legal action will be taken against him, including a penalty of one year in jail or a fine up to Rs. One lakh.

 

 

AB Inbev Establishing Water ATMs in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh

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The clean and pure drinking water is one of the biggest challenges in India. So, water business has become one of lucrative business in India. Now, Belgium-based world’s biggest beer brewer Anheuser-Busch In Bev is also set to start Water ATMs in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in regions where people do not get pure drinking water soon. Indian subsidiary headquartered in Bengaluru and an NGO Jaldhaara Foundation associated together for this project.

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AB InBev Director Legal and Corporate Affairs Pooja Bedi told that, these Water ATMs will provide potable water at a low cost. People will get 20 litres water for Rs. 8. The money collected by the people will be used for operational expenses. She further added that, four water ATMs are already installed at locations – Binnypet, Kadugodi and Vanarpet in Bengaluru. The company has chosen areas in Andhra Pradesh to set up Water ATM where, no clean drinking water available and are searching for more such areas.

  • Now, foreign companies are also identified golden opportunities in water business in India. If you are also willing to start your own Packaged Drinking Water Plant, then attend our next live training…

FBO fined Rs. 12000/- for MRP Violation in Bengaluru

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Though, selling Packaged Drinking Water is a clear violation of rule, many FBOs (food business operators) are still charging more for Packaged Drinking Water. Consumer can file a complaint against such erring FBOs. In Bengaluru, FBO fined Rs. 12000/- for charging extra Rs. 21 on water bottle.

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The consumer filed a complaint against vendor had on December 5, 2015 as he sold him a 1 litre water bottle for Rs 40, and the actual MRP is Rs 19 in additional Bangalore Urban District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum and the court unfold the case and started the hearing in 2016.

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People can now easily file a complaint against such erring FBOs. The various amendments included in the law against MRP violation will come into force on 1stJanuary 2018.The violators will be penalized and people will get justice. 

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Water Bottle worth Rs. 65 Lakh Hitting the Indian Market Soon

Packaged Drinking Water business is reaching new heights of success nowadays across the world. The water bottle worth of Rs. 65 Lakh is hitting the Indian market soon. With change in lifestyle, and more awareness about health more people are more rely on Packaged Drinking Water.

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The Beverly Hills, California, USA introducing water bottle named Beverly Hills 9OH2O worth Rs. 65 Lakh soon in Indian Market.It contains superior spring water from 5,000 feet up in the pristine southern California Mountains. This is Diamond Edition of the Luxury Collection of Beverly Hills 9OH2O with a white gold cap set with over 600 G/VS white diamonds and over 250 black diamonds, totaling 14 carats.

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The brand is coming up with the two other different price brands also for the people who could not afford this Rs. 65 Lakh water bottle. The Beverly Hills 9OH2O Luxury Collection has four different sub products namely – 1litre bottle in still, 1litre pack in sparkling and 500mL packs in still and sparkling, respectively.

What do you think about this new Packaged Drinking Water Bottle? Share your opinion…

 

Maharashtra Govt. Plans for Water Testing Labs

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As the quality of Drinking Water is always been an issue of concern amongst common people and government, Maharashtra government initiated a project to set up a laboratory to test the quality of water, which is funded by the World Bank (WB). The WB officials are also trying to understand the current requirements of the project.

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The functioning of the new laboratory will be handled by Groundwater Survey and Development Agency (GSDA). The Pune-Head quartered lab will worked as centralized system and co-ordinate with over 30 labs,which are to be established under the same project.

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Benefits of Water Testing Labs:

 In Early days, drinking water was tested only either on receiving complaints or in case of disease outbreak but now because of this new facility of 30 water testing labs, it is compulsory to test the water quality twice in a year. One scheduled of water testing will be done after the monsoon, as there is a highest chance of water contamination.

Till now, there are very few water testing labs in the Maharashtra. And, only hospitals were carrying out testing which is not sufficient for a state. But, now these new water testing labs will check quality of water based on the 18 factors, which also includes checking of concentration of fluorides, chlorides, and potash.

Maharashtra FDA’s Eye on Testing Bromate Levels in Packaged Drinking Water

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As per the news articles in money control, Maharashtra Govt. is taking initiative to check bromate levels in water brands. As many activists has raised the issue of high bromate levels in Packaged Drinking Water, India’s food regulator Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) sent order to Maharashtra FDA to test samples of all Packaged Drinking Water brands like Bisleri, Kinley, Aquafina, etc..

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According to the sources, The Maharashtra FDA will collect 20-25 samples of Packaged Drinking Water for testing bromate levels. The levels for Bromate are now defined at 10 microgram per litre in Packaged Drinking Water. The FDA has to report to India’s food regulator FSSAI in the next one-two months. This news is also confirmed from Bisleri.

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Packaged Drinking Water plant uses ozonisation to disinfect water which transforms the bromine into bromate ions. Bromate is a chemical which can cause carcinogenic effects, reduce weight and affect renal function. It is compulsory for all the Packaged Drinking Water plants to test bromate levels in Packaged Water according to the Bureau of Indian Standards.

 

Plastic Fibres Found in India’s Tap Water

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According to the article in Deccan Chronical, it is found that around 83 per cent of the samples were contaminated with plastic fibres. According to the startling new survey, micro plastic fibres were found in tap waters in some countries, including India. This could lead to several health implications.

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As per the tests conducted by the Orb Media, in tap water samples taken from various sites, including Congress building, it is found that, plastics tiny plastic fibres are found in ocean water and tap water, food and air also.

India had contamination rate at 82.4% and is third highest in this list, whereas the US had the highest contamination at 94%. The European nations, including the UK, Germany and France are at the lowest contamination rate of 72%. This micro plastic has toxic chemicals and as per the research on the wild animals, they are released into the body.

Researchers informed that, the atmosphere is the main source of micro plastics and clothes, carpets and shed fibres also adds it in the water.

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