Thursday, June 17, 2021
Home News Reports AAP refuses to accept BIS report that said Delhi tap water unsafe, Minister Ram...

AAP refuses to accept BIS report that said Delhi tap water unsafe, Minister Ram Vilas Paswan exposes Delhi govt apathy

Delhi's drinking water fails safety test, turns out to be most toxic, but Delhi government refuses to accept report.

A day after it was revealed that water quality in Delhi is the worst, failing in all the 19 parameters set by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Delhi Government refuted the report claiming ‘bias’ in sample testing. BIS is the national standardisation body of India established by the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986. 11 samples collected in Delhi failed in all 19 parameters set by the BIS for water quality. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is the chairman of Delhi Jal Board (DJB) since September 2017.

The samples were taken from 11 localities, including Paswan’s official residence at 12 Janpath and Krishi Bhawan in Lutyens’ Delhi, and areas such as Nandnagari, Sonia Vihar, Pitampura, Ashok Nagar and Burari.

However, Delhi government has ‘challenged‘ that the water quality be compared to other BJP-governed states in ‘fair’ manner and send it to a ‘neutral’ agency for checking. It may be noted that tap water quality in Mumbai was found to be complying with standards set in 10 out of 10 samples. Mumbai is capital of Maharashtra, which till last month was a BJP-ruled state. Following a logjam in government formation, it is currently under President’s rule.

Read: RTI reply reveals AAP government in Delhi has not spent almost 80% of the Green Tax collected in last four years

Casting aspersions on the BIS, DJB vice-chairman and AAP leader Dinesh Mohaniya said he would like to know which parameters were used to check water if capital cities like Kolkata, Chennai and Jaipur failed to meet them. Responding to the allegations, Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan said that BIS is an independent body and they have checked the water sample in an unbiased manner.

Training his guns on AAP government’s apathy towards drinking water toxicity, Paswan said if Delhi Jal Board is so confident of water quality, they should not hesitate in getting mandatory testing under BIS or WHO (World Health Organisation) standards. Paswan said that on 3rd October, a meeting was held with DJB CEO (Arvind Kejriwal), DG of Bureau of Indian Standards and officers of the NDMC (New Delhi Municipal Corporation) where it was suggested that a team be constituted to test water samples in any laboratory.
He added that previously the Delhi Government had agreed to getting it tested but later showed no interest in following it through.

Paswan even suggested that the DJB and team up with BIS and get water samples tested in any other laboratory if they so wish.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staff
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

While Twitter has a policy of removing anti-vaccine tweets, its refusal to remove such posts by Congress leaders shows its bias in India

Even though Twitter has been prompt to remove anti-vaccine tweets, it still allows them when posted by Congress leaders in India

BJP MLA files complaint against Rahul Gandhi, Asaduddin Owaisi, Swara Bhasker seeking FIR under NSA for trying to instigate communal riots using fake news

Loni MLA Nand Kishor Gurjar said Rahul Gandhi and others were trying to create communai riots by blaming Hindus for the Loni assault case

Did a journalist inadvertently end up revealing real reason why Rahul Gandhi ended his West Bengal rallies?

COVID-positive Rahul Gandhi cancelled his public rallies in West Bengal, but did not disclose it while announcing the same. He, instead, claimed it was being done in view of raging pandemic.

Greta Thunberg-inspired student climate activist group in New Zealand disbands itself for being ‘racist and white-dominated space’

School Strike 4 Climate Auckland said that they have turned white dominated racist group that ignored BIPOC voices and demands

‘Celebrities project themselves as messiahs’: Bombay HC orders probe on how Sonu Sood obtained Covid-19 drugs

The AG said that Sonu Sood received the anti-Covid drugs from several pharmacies located inside Lifeline Care Hospital in Goregaon.

Prices of key commodities come down, edible palm oil down by 19% while pulses see a drop in prices by 8%

The government apart from considering reducing taxes on vegetable oil imports after cooking oil prices hit record highs last month, is also working at promoting domestic production of oil crops.

Recently Popular

Salman Khan’s ‘Radhe – Your Most Wanted Bhai’ earns Rs 17,792 over three days from two theatres in Maharashtra: Details

Citing low occupancy, the theatres screening Salman Khan starrer Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai have reduced number of its daily shows

As Yogi Sarkar lodges FIR against Twitter, 8 others, Alt News co-founder Zubair deletes fake hate crime video: Details

The UP Govt has initiated action against Twitter for failing to take down tweets that spread misinformation about a crime in the state.

Here is the truth about the land deal by Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra and how the allegations by likes of AAP are baseless

Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra and its head Champat Rai bought an additional piece of land for the purposes of additional construction to facilitate pilgrims who would be travelling to Ayodhya

Virtual hearing embarrassment: Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi caught attending the court proceedings without pants

Abhishek Manu Singhvi was caught attending court proceedings in boxer shorts when one of the screens accidentally fell off and showed the naked legs of the senior advocate

Nikhil Kamath disregarded Viswanathan Anand’s request to not use his name in public communication after cheating, says grandmaster’s wife

Zerodha co-founder Nikhil Kamath recently apologised for using unfair means to defeat Chess grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand

Uttar Pradesh: FIR against The Wire, Alt News cofounder Zubair, Rana Ayyub, Twitter and others for fake ‘hate crime’. Details

The UP Police in its FIR stated that the accused tried to fan communal discord by spreading fake news that an elderly Muslim man was beaten up and forced to chant 'Jai Shri Ram'
- Advertisement -


Connect with us