Haryana launches mobile testing lab to ensure potable water

Haryana launches mobile testing lab to ensure potable water

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Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 18

Haryana has emerged as the Union Jal Shakti Ministry’s pin-up state for its “innovative” approach for water testing which furthers the Centre’s mission to provide every household with regular and safe potable water under its Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM).

State-of-the-art facility

  • The state has launched a state-of-the-art "Mobile Water Testing Laboratory Van" equipped with multi-parameter system having an ensemble of high-definition analysers, sensors and probes and instruments
  • The salience of the laboratory include its deployment onsite for effective management and quick access to water test reports in the exigency of outbreak of water-borne disease
  • Besides, they can also be used for counter checkingof quality of testing from all laboratories
  • The laboratory van is GPS enabled for location tracking and the analysed sample data can be transmitted to a centralised PHED server via GPRS or 3G connectivity with power backup

Haryana has launched a state-of-the-art “Mobile Water Testing Laboratory Van” which is fully equipped with multi-parameter system having an ensemble of high-definition analysers, sensors and probes and instruments.

Regular water testing in Haryana is imperative as diachronic hydrological studies point to various parts of the state being affected mainly by constituents like total dissolved solids (TDS), fluoride, nitrate, iron and alkalinity. The JJM aims to provide tap water connection to every rural household by 2024.

“Taking cognisance of the pressing need for water testing, the Haryana Government has come up with a novel approach for water testing,” the Jal Shakti Ministry said while referring to the mobile laboratory van and singling the state as an exemplar.

“It will be stationed at the State Water Testing Laboratory, Karnal, and its area of operation will be throughout the state, Rajiv Batish, Director of Water and Sanitations Organisation, Public Health Engineering Department, Haryana, said.

The salience of the laboratory include its deployment onsite for effective management and quick access to water test reports in the exigency of outbreak of water-borne disease. Besides, they can also be used for counter checking of quality of testing from all laboratories.

The laboratory van is GPS enabled for location tracking and the analysed sample data can be transmitted to a centralised PHED server via GPRS or 3G connectivity with power backup.

Its feature include ability to provides on-site recording and reporting of results through a smart phone or a similar device with the ability to send results directly to a web-based secure central server.

It has a fully automated sensor-based analysis controlled by centrally commanded software. The LED display unit in the mobile lab gives an instant display of the results immediately after analysis.

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