Purest One: New DJB Plant To Churn Out 9K Drinking Water Bottles Of 20 Litre Daily

A new water bottling plant, which apparently will provide water better in quality when compared even with the norms set by the Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS), was launched by the DJB at Sadiq Nagar in South Delhi on Friday

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By: Alok Singh | NEW DELHI
Updated: 10 September, 2022 4:51 pm IST
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A new water bottling plant, which apparently will provide water better in quality when compared even with the norms set by the Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS), was launched by the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) at Sadiq Nagar in South Delhi on Friday.

The plant, with a capacity to churn out 9,000 water bottles of 20 litres each every day, will operate in three shifts.

A government statement said the plant will be supplied with 3.5 lakh litres of water from the river Ganga every day that will allow pure and mineral-rich drinking water to the common man of Delhi.

Inaugurating the plant, DJB vice chairman and MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj said: “The plant is equipped with modern technologies that will first purify the water to make it drinkable. The entire water bottling plant is automatic and requires no manual intervention for washing, bottling or packing. Once packed, the water bottles will be made accessible to the general public through Jal Suvidha Kendras. Moreover, individuals and organisations can also place bulk orders for the water bottles for direct supply.”

Bhardwaj added, “The Delhi Government, under the leadership of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, aims to ensure that the residents of Delhi do not face any problem with regard to the accessibility to drinking water.”

Bhardwaj pointed out, “At present, people purchase drinking water bottles from local vendors where the quality of the water is not known to them. This bottling plant of DJB will supply pure and mineral-rich water of the river Ganga. The water quality will be checked on a regular basis by the laboratory. It will be better in quality when compared even with the standards set by the BIS.”

On the price tag of the water bottles, he said it will be decided by the DJB so that the general public has unhindered access to better water at a better price compared with the market.

Activated carbon and micro filtration technologies have been used in the plant for making the water potable. The DJB will keep a close watch on the functioning of the plant so that there is no dip in the quality of the water being bottled.

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