Simple Water Test to Detect the Fluoride Level

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A high level of fluoride in drinking water can be dangerous for human health. A research team led by Simon Lewis from the University of Bath’s Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies has developed simple water test to detect the level of fluoride in drinking water. This is a simple color-changing test and will help to prevent from a bone disease.

High levels of fluoride are found in drinking water sources in parts of India, China, East Africa, and North America. The levels of fluoride are regularly monitored and controlled by water treatment systems in developed countries. But, in some parts of India, people are using unprocessed water from wells, which is contaminated with high levels of fluoride.

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Researcher Simon Lewis said that, they have created a molecule that simply changes a color and detects higher level of fluoride in Drinking Water rapidly. The test does not require any water testing lab and trained operator to carry the test. It is a low cost disposable test strip and anyone can use it easily. The new research published in the journal Chemical Communications stated that, this simple color-changing test detects high levels of fluoride quickly and selectively.

Raid by Legal Metrology Dept. on Hotels for Selling Packaged Drinking Water above MRP in Hyderabad

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Many Commercial Establishments in India are fooling their customers by charging Packaged Drinking Water bottles above MRP including fake charges for GST. The Legal Metrology Department in Hyderabad received many complaints against hotels for selling Packaged Drinking Water above MRP.

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District Legal Metrology inspector, S Nirmal Kumar said that, they received complaints against hotels, which are selling Packaged Drinking Water Bottle with an excess price and after checking it is confirmed. One of the Hotels was selling Water for Rs. 70.80 including GST, and the actual MRP including GST was Rs. 20 per bottle. Other hotel was selling three 500 ml water bottles for Rs. 265.50 including GST where the actual price of each water bottle is Rs. 12.

The official said that, Commercial Establishment cannot sell packaged items above MRP. Cases were registered, under the violation of The Rule 18 (2) of the Legal Metrology (packaged commodities) Rules 2011, of the Legal Metrology Act with 18/36 of legal Metrology Act 2009. Hotel Management will be charged a penalty of Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 25,000.

Also read our article about MRP on Packaged Drinking Water is Inclusive of GST

 

Govt. Issued Stringent Norms for Sewage Treatment Plants to Control Water Pollution

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As per the latest news India is leading the world in air and water pollution. Pollution has the large impact on human health. The Government stepped forward to control the water pollution. The major source of water pollution in India is untreated sewage. So, the Union environment ministry has tightened the norms for the quality of water which is discharge into water bodies and other sites by the sewage treatment plants (STPs).

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According to the survey, only 3 out of India’s 28 states and union territories in India are meeting the required operating standards of sewage treatment. The environment ministry improved standards for four parameters to determine water quality, namely; pH value, Bio-Chemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Total Suspended Solids (TSS) and Fecal Coliform (FC).

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These new norms will be applied to all sewage treatment plants after June 2019, and all existing plants have to comply with them within the next five years. These standards do not apply, if the treated sewage discharged into a water bodies is used for industrial purposes. The standards will be applied only if; it is come in the contact with the human bodies.

The main motive of the government is to encourage reuse and recycling. However, it is more necessary to control the sewage discharged into the water bodies because if the sewage is more than the capacity of sewage treatment plants (STPs) or the sewerage network, then it will be critical to handle the situation. All the industries and the local bodies should come up together and cooperate to the government to fight with the water pollution.

Odisha CM Launched182 Drinking Water Projects

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched 182 drinking water supply projects with an aim to provide drinking water in every household in the ULBs (Urban Local Bodies) and also laid a foundation for 555 similar schemes of water projects.The total cost for this project is Rs 157 crore and the project will provide drinking water supply to over 6 lakh population in 74 ULBs. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that, every house will get safe and clean piped drinking water supply and it will help the poor people.

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CM Patnaik also launches six new water testing laboratories set up at Bhubaneswar (state level laboratory) and other the five regional water testing laboratories at Puri, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Cuttack and Baripada for water quality surveillance and monitoring. There is plan to establish two more water testing laboratories in Berhampur and Balasore soon.

A senior official said that, earlier when there was a situation of outbreak of water borne diseases officials used sent the water samples to the National Institute of Virology, Pune for detection of bacteria and virus because of lack of laboratory in state. But, now thanks to this water testing laboratories, it is possible to get result within three hours.

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.

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. 

Are you interested to setup a water plant then please attend our live training?

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.