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Water Quality Monitoring And Surveillance

Project Title:

Implementation of Water Quality Management Information System (WQMIS) Programme under Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) of Govt. of India for (26 District and Sub-Divisional Level) Water Quality Testing and Monitoring Laboratories in Uttarakhand”

Funding Agency:

Uttarakhand Jal Sansthan (UJS), Dehradun.

About the Project:

Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) is a national program of the Government of India to provide safe and adequate drinking water through individual household tap connections and various drinking water sources to all rural households by 2024 and to ensure safe drinking water to all the people of Uttarakhand State, a project is run by joint Project Management Unit (PMU) of Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology and Uttarakhand Jal Sansthan. The joint PMU is running 26 District & Sub-divisional Level Water Quality Testing and Monitoring Laboratories across the 13 districts of Uttarakhand under Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) of Govt. of India. All the 13 District Labs are awarded NABL Accreditation while all 13 Sub-Divisional Labs have got NABL Recognition.
All the Water Quality laboratories in Uttarakhand are following the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) IS:10500 (2012) standard for drinking water quality. This standard specifies the physical, chemical, and biological parameters that drinking water must meet in order to be considered safe.


(i) One of the key objectives of the JJM is to ensure the quality of drinking water supplied to   rural households across the state of Uttarakhand.
(ii) Improving water quality sampling and analysis work as well as timely submitting and approving water quality data at WQMIS portal as per Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) guidelines.
(iii) Strengthening the NABL documentation and internal audit system for maintaining and    continuing NABL Accreditation and Recognition all 26 labs situated in 13 districts of the state.
(iv) Raise awareness among rural communities, students and other stakeholders about the importance of drinking water quality through various training and seminars.
(v) The total 18 drinking water quality parameters namely pH, TDS, Turbidity, Total Hardness, Total Alkalinity, Fluoride, Iron, Nitrate, Sulphate, Chloride, Calcium, Magnesium, Residual Free Chlorine, Colour, Odour, Taste, Total Coliform and E. Coli are being tested as per IS:10500 (2012) and APHA (2017) guidelines to ensure safe water to the people of Uttarakhand.