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.

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.

 

 

First Water ATM in Hyderabad

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The first Water ATM was inaugurated by Telangana Home Minister Nayani Narshima Reddy in Hyderabad.The project was launched by Safe Water Network, a global NGO, has partnered with Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). It will provide affordable, 24×7 safe water access.

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Initially, only 50 Water ATMs will be operationalised by next year.Total 200 ATMs will be set up to reach about 1,50,000 people. These water ATMs uses state-of-the-art, six-step treatment process to purify water which prescribes to national norms.Raw water will be supplied by Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) for these ATMs.

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Ravi Sewak, Country Director, Safe Water Network said that,this will encourage local youth to operate and maintain these safe water stations.

Cloud Based Technology:

A seven step treatment process is used in these Water ATMs to purify water that adheres to national norms.These Water ATMs are connected through cloud-based technology for real time monitoring and analyses of operational parameters. It minimizes the downtime. The Consumers will get pure glass of water at Re. 1, 1 liter for Rs. 2,10 liters for Rs. 5 and 20 liters for Rs. 10.

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‘Divya Jal’ Packaged Drinking Water by Patanjali

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Baba Ramdev all set to launch his Packaged Drinking Water ‘Divya Jal’ in this Diwali. Ramdev’s spokesperson, S.K. Tijarawala said that, the Divya Jal will be available all over the India in the next three to six months;the sales target for 2018-19 is Rs. 1,000 crore. He further added that, Patanjali may give third-party contract to bottling companies and joint ventures, and will also try to rejuvenate the stressed water plants in future.

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According to research firm Euromonitor International, the total revenue of Packaged Drinking Water in India is Rs. 7,040 crore in 2016 and is expected to reach Rs. 15,080 crore in 2021. Bisleri is leading in this industry with an estimate of 24% value share.

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As per the FSSAI, In June 2016, there were around 5,842 registered water packaging units, of which only 1,495 units were running legally. On 23rd June 2016, FSSAI had made it compulsory to every bottling unit to get a clearance from the regulator.

If you also want to know about required Licenses for the Packaged Drinking Water Plant, then Please Check…

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One-To-One Sessions with Expert in Training at Pune

On the very auspicious occasion of Ganesh Festival, we conducted our training event on Packaged Drinking Water Plant – Idea to Actualization on 26th and 27th August 2017 in Pune and even participants joined us very enthusiastically to do Shriganesha of their water plant.

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In our training, we start from very basic steps like business idea. Our training is not just about setting up the Packaged Drinking Water Plant but about development and growth of the business also. We have also introduced

1.One-To-One Sessions:

This is the most important part of our training; here candidates get a chance to discuss with experts. In this session, trainers try to solve the queries and discuss the ideas of business very secretly. Basically, many candidates don’t want their own ideas to share openly. So, we have arranged this one-to-one conclave meeting.

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2.Marketing Techniques:

Only setting up the water plant is not enough, the marketing is the key for selling the product. Here, we discussed both traditional and digital marketing techniques. It helps to gather information about market, customers, current market trends and future business prospects.

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Discussion About – Opportunity & Overall Market in Water

3.Chance for Networking:

Meanwhile, candidates enjoyed delicious food while discussing with each other in the lunch break and special breakfast in the morning on the second day of training. The best part of our training event is, here people get network successfully and this will definitely help them in future in their business. After attending this event, candidates get lifetime email based support from the experts.

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So, Even if you are willing to enter into this water industry, don’t worry, we are here! You just need to enroll yourself for our next training session…and be fast to get a special early bird discount on our training session…

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We got very good feedback’s from the candidates. Keep visiting our website to check the reviews. We shall be posting videos soon…

Positive Confirmation on the Replenishment of Groundwater Storage

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Groundwater is important resource of water and the groundwater depletion was an issue of concern in India over the years. But now, for the first time researchers from IIT-Kharagpur and NASA had given positive confirmation on the replenishment of groundwater storage at the regional scale, which is definitely very good news as it will help to improve groundwater levels in India.

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ASA, there is replenishment of regional-scale groundwater storage (GWS) through long-term (1996-2014). The Research lead Abhijit Mukherjee from IIT-Kgp said that, according to the observation on the more than 19,000 groundwater locations by ground-based measurements and decadal-scale (2003-2014) satellite-based groundwater storage measurements, it is found that, a recent shift in paradigm in the Indian groundwater withdrawal, and the policies of management for sustainable water utilization have probably started replenishing aquifers by increasing storage in western and southern India.

Further he added that, they have demonstrated the initial scenarios of rejuvenating groundwater in some parts of India, which has the potential to replenishment groundwater at a great extent.

 

Shortage of Rail Neer: Sell of Water Bottle of suspicious brand at Railway Stations

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Recently, the CAG reported in a Parliament about sell of food and water in Rail Neer, which is unfit for human health. The one more issue was raised in a Parliament regarding the unavailability of Rail Neer.

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As per the news article in The Tribune India Newspaper, The Railway’s Packaged Drinking WaterRail Neer’ is out of stock. So, vendors are selling bottle water of other suspicious brand which can be dangerous for human health. IRCTC under the Ministry of Railways, produces around 6.14 lakh bottles of Rail Neer (1 litre capacity) Packaged Drinking Water every day at three plants located at Palur in Chennai, Nangloi in Delhi and Danapur in Bihar, to fulfill the requirement of 30 lakh bottles but the demand of bottled water has increased these days due to the increased temperature and the IRCTC has failed to meet the requirement.

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One of the vendor told that, the railway authorities directed them to sell the water bottles of other brands due to the shortage of Rail Neer. But, Passengers and CAG officials are concerned about the purity of these unknown brands as it is related to human health. CAG officials said that, it is Railways responsibility to direct the vendors to sell the good brand water bottles to the passengers. Concerned Passenger Satnam Singh said that, even the purity of Rail Neer has also been questioned.

On the account of this, Railways commercial manager MR Khan said that, they received the supply of Rail Neer now and they will start selling it. He further added that, the first preference will be always given on serving the Rail Neer water bottles in the trains.

Packaged Drinking Water Business – a Huge Hit in Maharashtra

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Being a basic need of human being, water is always in demand. Today, Packaged Drinking Water Business is booming in the Indian market. Due to the growth in foreign tourists, high population and increased health consciousness amongst Indians and change in the lifestyle, the per capita consumption of bottled water has increased in India. According to the special survey, this market is growing at rate of 22% every year.

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In early days, only summer was considered as a peak season for Packaged Drinking Water business. At that time, only Tourism and corporate sector was considered as the major consumers of Packaged Drinking Water but this is changing with the change into demand of packaged water in urban and rural areas. Nowadays, whenever you go to the social functions, corporate events or restaurants you will notice Packaged Drinking Water Bottles, Chilled Jars. Now there is a huge demand for fresh, clean and chilled water throughout the year in India.

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There are some top water brands which are dominating the market in India, but still there is a very good scope for local water plants due to its increased demand. Packaged Drinking Water even reached in small villages and non-tier cities and many water plants are manufacturing low price water pouches to be sold in these regional markets.

According to the sources, currently, total 888 water plants are running in Maharashtra in which 108 water plants are in Vidarbha and Nagpur is ahead with the 51 water plants. Total revenue of Rs. 400 Crores is earned from this business in Maharashtra and Rs. 8000 Crores earned in the current year in all over the India. This water industry is still expected to grow in the coming years.

If you are planning to enter into this water industry, then it is definitely an excellent idea! But, it is very difficult to survive in this competitive industry for a new player, unless you have the proper plan and strategies for the packaged drinking water plant.

If you are interested to set up your own packaged drinking water plant, then please attend our next live training session.

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India’s Growing Concern on Groundwater Levels

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Groundwater is an important natural resource of water but people often take groundwater for granted because of its easy accessibility. Overuse of groundwater is causing the problem of groundwater table depletion and drying springs and aquifers.

In the third part of its Groundwater Lecture Series, held at Columbia Global Centers in Mumbai, one of India’s leading scientists on hydrogeology and an advocate for groundwater management and governance, Dr. Kulkarni, attempted the topic of India’s dependency on groundwater and how it could be result into groundwater crisis, if we left it unchecked.

Leading hydrogeology scientist Dr. Kulkarni pointed out issue of the over-exploitation and contamination of water resources. Water resources are over-exploited or contaminated with chemicals like arsenic that occur at deeper levels of groundwater in several districts of India, particularly in agriculture-heavy region. The situation is alarming in the regions where groundwater exploitation exceeds replenishment. He also spoke about steep rise in groundwater use and lack of reliable data for checking groundwater.

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In the end,Concerned Leading hydrogeology scientist said that, there is urgent need for groundwater management to boost the groundwater levels and to build and maintain the aquifers.

A Training Session at Bangalore

This time we conducted our Training Session on Idea to Actualization of Packaged Drinking Water at JP Cordial -A Unit of JP Group of Hotels Purple Lounge, Bangalore, Karnataka on 15th & 16th July 2017.Our training comprises of sessions on business idea, further opportunities in this industry, required resources,Designing Plant, Machinery and Profit Margin Costing for plant, Water testing as per BIS, ISI Documents, Project Report &its Execution.

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Detailed Calculation of Cost and Profit for 2000lph and 5000lph Plants and Live activity on Jar Plants:

Before starting the plant, the first question that will come in mind is what will be the total cost of the plant? Here, in this training, our trainer conducted special session on calculating the cost as per the type of the plants in detail. It covered:

  • Capital Investment.
  • Working Capital Calculation.
  • Profit Margin Calculation.
  • Cost per bottle/jar/pouch.

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Our trainer conducted live activity on Jar plants to understand it in a better ways. In this activity candidates have to find out detailed calculation cost as per the type of plant. In this session, candidates calculated cost based on area, machinery and profit also.

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Certificate Distribution:

Last session is certificate distribution.

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Further Benefits to the Attendees:

One of our attendee opted for our Total Plant Consultancy (Turnkey). This consultancy service includes Pre Plant survey, Machinery Visit, Vendoring included and Additional Support for Execution of the Project from Construction to the first Batch.

As the event was in Bangalore, most of the participants were from Bangalore but some candidates were from U.S. and Kerala also. If you are also interested to enter in the booming water industry then please check details of our next training session. It will definitely give you enriching experience with the opportunity to build your network as well.

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