Nov. 17, 2019

Union Minister of Consumer Affairs released the Water Quality Report for State Capitals & Delhi as analysed by Bureau of India Standards (BIS).


  • The samples of drinking water were tested as per Indian Standard 10500:2012 (Specification for Drinking Water) as set by the Bureau of India Standards (BIS).

  • Tests were conducted on various parameters such as Organoleptic and Physical Tests, Chemical test, Toxic substances and Bacteriological tests.


  • A vast majority of the samples have failed to comply with the requirements of IS 10500:2012 in one or more parameters.

  • In Delhi, all the 11 samples drawn from various places did not comply with the requirements of the Indian Standard & failed on several parameters.

  • All the 10 samples drawn from Mumbai were found to comply with the requirements.

  • In the cities of Hyderabad, Bhubaneshwar, Ranchi, Raipur, Amravati and Shimla, one or more samples did not comply with the requirements of the Standard.

  • None of the samples drawn from 13 of the State Capitals i.e. Chandigarh, Thiruvananthapuram, Patna, Bhopal, Guwahati, Bengaluru, Gandhinagar, Lucknow, Jammu, Jaipur, Dehradun, Chennai, Kolkata complied with the requirements of the Indian Standard.

Source : The Hindu