Jal Jeevan Mission: Lab on Wheels launched

Published: October 13, 2020

On October 12, 2020, the state government of Haryana launched “Lab on Wheels” to test the water quality in the state. The water quality of Haryana is mainly affected by fluoride, iron, nitrate and alkalinity. Lab on wheels is a mobile laboratory. The mobile laboratory has been launched under Jal Jeevan Mission.

About lab on wheels

The mobile laboratory will test for alkalinity, hardness, chlorine, nitrate, zinc, turbidity, PH and other microbiological tests. The mobile water testing laboratory has been loaded with latest technological features such as e GPS enabled Location tracking, power backup, sample data transmission and smart reporting devices with the ability to send the result directly to a central server. The lab also carries a LED display that will display the result immediately after analysis.

Significance

Through this initiative water testing facility can be provided even to the remotest corner of the state.

Jal Jeevan Mission

The mission aims to provide clean drinking tap water to every rural household in the country by 2024. Currently the scheme is being implemented on full scale as it is also providing employment opportunities to the migrant workers. The infrastructure of the scheme is being developed with the help of migrant workers. As the implementation of the scheme solved both the purposes of rural development and providing livelihood opportunities to the migrant workers the scheme was implemented in a wide scale throughout the country during covid-19 times.

Recently the state of Goa became the first state in India to provide clean drinking tap water connection to all the households in the state.

The scheme aims to provide 55 litres of clean tab water per day per person. The scheme is being implemented by Ministry of Jal Shakti. In order to obtain clean water, erecting water cleaning Infrastructures is essential. This is also achieved through the mission. Also, the available source of water in the region should be tested. The lab on wheels will solve the problem of lack of testing infrastructure in remote rural areas.

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