Ensuring Safe Drinking Water in Rural Homes Training -1 (Jal Jeevan Mission)

November 15 - 16, 2021

A Two Days Training Programme on “Laboratory Training Module Ensuring Safe Drinking Water in Rural Homes “Was Conducted Between November 15-16, on virtual platform Zoom by Environment Monitoring Laboratory (EML) of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi. This was done under CSE’s work as Key Resource Centre under JalJeevan Mission, Ministry of Jal Shakti. 

The training was hosted online for officials of Middle Management Level-1 from JalJeevan Mission/district laboratories and sub divisional/block labs, Executive, Engineers, Assistant Engineers, Junior Engineers, and Water utility Managers, Water testing laboratory personnel form Public health engineering department and government officials. This training was very focused and specialized in,

  • Status and Mitigation of Water quality in India
  • Status and Mitigation of Ground Water quality in India
  • Introduction to Laboratory Instruments, Calibration and Maintenance, Safety and Safe handling procedures, Testing and NABL accreditation of laboratories
  • Overview of water Sampling Methodology
  • Field/Mobile Testing Kits –Operation, Maintenance and Utility
  • Emergency response procedures - Understanding water quality testing protocols during pandemic and disasters.
  • Demonstration of Field/Mobile Testing Kits and Laboratory Testing Protocols for Water quality parameters 

On day 1 (November 15, 2021), a total of 121 and on day 2 (November 16, 2021), 102 participants were present in the training programme.The participants were from seven states and Union Territories– Assam, Bihar, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, West Bengal, and Sikkim. 

Training was conducted by CSE laboratory expert and external subject expert.

Training was started with a note on climate change and need for clean waterby SunitaNarain, Director General-CSE followed by overview of JJM by P Singh-JJM official.

Consecutive sessions were taken by CSE lab Scientist’s (Arvind Singh, Vinod V. & Kalyan C.) and by external experts (“MadhumitaDobe, Director – Professor & Dean Head, Department of Health Promotion &Education All India Institute of Hygiene & Public Health”, “Garima, Water Lab-Engineer, Delhi Pollution Control Committee”, “DurjayChakraborty, Former Senior Scientist, Central Groundwater Board”, “Manish S Yadav, World Health Organization, Geneva- Trainer, Lab Quality Management System & Inspections”. 



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Few Suggestions and Compliment from the Participants
Harleen Kaur,Microbiologist,Water supply and sanitation department Patiala, Punjab-
  Thank you for such a valuable Training
ChandradipChakraborty,Lab Coordinator (Water Quality),West Bengal Public Health Engineering Department,New Secretariat building, Kolkata-
Sir, if we go for recognition of mobile laboratories through GLAP, is it mandatory to get the lab geo-tagged to a specific location.
Amit Sharma, Chief Chemist, Department of Water Supply and Sanitation, Mohali, Punjab –
Thank You very much to whole team.