Fake Packaged Drinking Water under KMC Radar

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After the outbreak of diarrhea in Kolkata, Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has taken up the initiative to find out the exact cause of the outbreak of diarrhea. KMC started to cracking down on fake Packaged Drinking Water in different parts of the city to control the sale of impure Packaged Drinking Water.

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The Kolkata Municipal Corporation health department raided some shops, restaurants and water plants. And, it is found that, some of them are selling Packaged Drinking Water without following the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) norms. Some of the retailers were found selling water bottles without licenses, seals or manufacturing dates. Officials have warned the businessman and collected water samples. They also have seized water bottles for testing.

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Mr. Atin Ghosh, member, mayor-in-council overseeing the health department, said that, they will write to the FSSAI authorities and the state enforcement branch to conduct raids on illegal water plant units.

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Effect of Unsafe Drinking Water: Outbreak of Diarrhoea in Kolkata

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As per the latest reports, many people are affected by the disease diarrhoea in Kolkata due to consumption of unsafe Drinking Water and at least 28 people have been hospitalized.

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Mayor of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) Sovan Chatterjee said that, it is not yet proved that outbreak of diarrhoea has caused due to unsafe Drinking Water supplied by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation. Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) had started taking action and collected water samples from 82 locations and water treatment plants at Dhapa and the Garden Reach area of the city for testing.

People Trust on Packaged Drinking Water!

Residents in Kolkata have stopped using water supplied by KMC due to outbreak of diarrhoea. KMC has sent water tankers but residents are more relying on packaged drinking water for clean and pure drinking water.

Soon, Water ATMs in Rural India by RBL Bank

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Clean and pure Drinking Water is a basic need of every human being. As per the latest reports from Water Aid, a global advocacy group on water and sanitation, In India more than 63 million people do not have access to clean drinking water. Taking this into consideration, RBL Bank in association with AquaKraft has taken up the initiative to provide clean Drinking Water in Rural India.

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The RBL Bank will soon provide Water ATMs across 20 rural branches in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat and Aquakraft will implement the Water ATMs. These Water ATMs will have a capacity of 500 to 1000 litres per day. People will get 300 ml water at Rs.1.

Sustainable Water Management: Green Technology for Water Purification Process!

These Water ATMs will use green technology for filtration process to avoid the wastage of water (unlike Reverse Osmosis) and also it will work on gravity with very limited use of electricity.

Socio-Economic Model:

The another best part is this is socio-economic model which enable use of green technology, financial inclusion, skill development, women empowerment & sustainable development along with supplying clean drinking water.

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Govt. Plans to launch Atal Bhujal Yojana to Recharge the Groundwater

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Groundwater is one of the important natural resources of water and India is the largest user of groundwater. But, people often take groundwater for granted. Groundwater over-exploitation is one of the biggest issues of concern in India.  So, our government is coming up with scheme called the Atal Bhujal Yojana (ABY) of Rs 6,000-crore to tackle with this problem.

This scheme will be launched in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Haryana, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Akhil Kumar, the joint secretary in charge of groundwater in the water ministry said that, this scheme will be for five years.

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The money will be given to the states in two parts; the 50% of the money will be given to states along with the grampanchayat as an incentive for groundwater management to encourage active participation of communities with an aim to bring in a concept of self-regulation and the other 50% money for strengthening institutional arrangements such as providing a strong database and scientific approach for accomplishment of sustainable management of groundwater. The senior ministry official said that, the state that will put more efforts for groundwater augmentation will get more incentive.

Packaged Drinking Water to become Cheaper in Kerala State

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The competition in the water business is increasing day by day. According to news article in the Daily Hunt Newspaper, in the meeting of the Packaged Drinking Water Plant owners in Kerala, owners have decided to reduce the price of the Packaged Drinking Water from Rs 20 to Rs 10. But, the joint organization of water bottling companies will take the final decision after discussing this plan with the government.

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The water plant companies’ intention is to decrease the price after bringing the packaged drinking water under essential commodities and also have aim to increase sell of their water bottles and to counter challenge corporate companies. The companies also requested the government to decrease the tax for water bottles accordingly. According to the latest report, around 105 companies in Kerala have come to a decision of reducing a price but when the new price will come into force is not decided yet.

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Crackdown on the Illegal Water Plants in Amritsar

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According to the news article in Tribune India, health officials in the Amritsar have sealed two Illegal Packaged Drinking Water Plants which are running without licenses. District Health Officer Dr. Lakhbir Singh Baghowalia said that, samples of water collected from these two plants were tested in the lab and it is found that, the water is not safe for the human consumption. So, based on this reports, the department will file a court case against these illegal water plants.

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He further said that, some of the firms were selling water coolers. The Municipal Corporation (MC) should test the quality of water samples supplied from the water coolers and take action against the firms whose water samples are not safe and pure. He further added that, the people should check the license number of the manufacturer before buying any Packaged Drinking Water.

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Superb Turnout for Training Event on Packaged Drinking Water Plant!

Our recent training event on Packaged Drinking Water Plant – “Idea to Actualization” held at MCCIA Hall, Tilak Road Pune, Maharashtra on 13th and 14th January 2018 was a great success!  The MCCIA hall was packed to the capacity, as participants from all over the India (GARWAL UTTARAKHAND , Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, Hyderabad, UTTAR DINAJPUR , WEST BENGAL, PURNIA, BIHAR, Guru gram, Haryana, Madras, Tamilnadu, Gurgaon, Haryana ,raigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Pune, Mumbai) took part in training event.

Special Sessions on: Business Strategies and Marketing Implication

Marketing of Packaged Drinking Water:

This time we inaugurated our training event by Mr. Sanjay Mahajan, Sales Manager of Bailley Mineral Drinking Water Company (Parle Agro), Pune Division. He guided the attendees about how to market and sell their water products successfully.

How to Develop Business Strategies?

Another session was conducted on Business Strategies by Business Planner Mr. Pawan Karamchandani. He explained about the business idea and different business strategies to achieve the profitable success in business.

Key Highlights are:

Live Activities on Calculating total Plant Cost and Designing Plant Layout:

We took live activities on Calculating total Plant Cost and Designing Plant Layout. So that, attendees will be able to calculate the total cost of their plant and also design their own plant layout on their own.

Current Marketing Trends: Digital Marketing to Sell Water Products online:

Marketing is soul of every business. In this session, we introduced smart digital marketing techniques.

One-to-One Session with Experts:

Participants also got a chance to interact with experts in person. This session helped the attendees to analyze their plan and clear their doubts, which will definitely give proper direction to start and grow their water plant business.

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Management of Plastic Waste: A Growing Concern of India

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Our lives are surrounded with Plastic and it seems very difficult to manage our day to day life without plastic. But, plastic garbage is creating huge pollution and damaging our ecosystem rapidly as plastic waste cannot be completely biodegrade.  Most of the municipal government can recycle only few type of plastic.

As per the news article in the News18.com, The union environment ministry said that, according the survey by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), India produces around 25,940 tonnes of plastic waste per day.  Plastic waste is a serious and major issue of concern in India. Further ministry also added that the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 put the responsibility of plastic waste management on the water generators, local bodies, gram panchayats, waste generators, retailers, street vendors and on producers, importers and brand owners.

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Govt. is basically taking efforts on to reuse and recycle of plastic waste. One of the popular solutions is to use plastic waste for constructing roads announced by the Maharashtra Govt., which was later implemented by the other cities.

It’s Time to take Some Responsibility:

Now, we should take some responsibility to save our planet from plastic waste. We can make different things from the plastic waste at home easily. It will help to reduce the plastic waste.

There are many creative ways to make things from the plastic waste. Below are some of them:

Bottle Sprinkler Snack Bowls Vertical Garden

Plastic Bottle Flowers Greenhouse Mobile Charger Basket

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Beginning of Water ATM trend in West Bengal

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Currently, arsenic contaminated Drinking Water is one of major issue of concern in our country.  Taking into consideration this issue of contaminated water, West Bengal state government has launched water ATMs project to provide bacteria-free Drinking Water.

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About 239 Million Indian Drinks Arsenic-Contaminated Water

West Bengal Panchayat and Rural Development and Public Health Engineering minister Subrata Mukherjee said that, their main focus is on providing free drinking water in schools and hospitals in suburbs. State Govt. will be setting up 50 water ATMs in Kolkata with the association with the Japan International Cooperation Agency, the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank.

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He also announced that, the Drinking Water in water ATMs is pure and safe, and if anyone is able to prove that water in any such water ATM contains harmful bacteria, then Rs. 2 Lakh will be given to him.

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Water ATM CSR Projects.. this is the future!

 

Need More Awareness: New Rule on Dual MRP of Packaged Drinking Water

In June 2017, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution had approved the new rule for MRP of packaged goods, and the metrology officials will now conduct surprise checks at different public places. This new rule has come into force from January 1st 2018. According to this rule, packaged products cannot be sold with different price tags.

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In Maharashtra, Vijay Sagar, consumer activist and president of Akhil Bharatiya Grahak Panchayat is trying to spread more awareness about this new rule by conducting meetings for social activists and requested citizens to complaint about dual MRP to local metrology officials. Arun Deshpande, chairman of Consumer Welfare Advisory Committee of Maharashtra, said that, the new rule should not remain only on paper. It should be implemented in right spirit. Consumers should complaint and if legal metrology officials do not act on these complaints then strict actions will be taken on them too. Further he added that, consumers can contact on the national consumer complaint cell, which will be then forwarded to the local LMD office.

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The MRP Violators will be penalized under section 36 of the Legal Metrology Act. The violator will be charged Rs.25,000 fine for the first offence, Rs.50,000 for the second and Rs. 1 lakh for the third, which may also attract jail term.