Ahmedabad: Who is responsible and accountable to the unsuspecting consumers being fooled by racketeers who are peddling illegally ISI marked 'packaged drinking water?

Action After TOI Expose On Bottled Water Scam
Team TOI

Ahmedabad: Several agencies swung into action on Monday after the TOI expose on the bottled water racket and how it posed a health risk on the users.

Rahul Mangaonkar & Paul John | TNN

Ahmedabad: So you don't feel a threat from the needles which are causing a hepatitis epidemic? Listen, that 'trusted' ISI mark on your 20-litre jar of so-called "ozonised mineral drinking water" could be fake!

New Delhi: Setting a standard for biodegradable plastic bags for the first time, the Central Pollution Control Board has laid down specifications for such bags in the Capital.

Now, these bags have to be compostable and prescribe to the Bureau of Indian Standard of IS/ISO 17088:2008 for them.

This base working paper on the strategy and action plan for ensuring safety of milk and milk products covers three goals: Assessment of food legislation at national level

the Department of Drinking Water Supply (ddws) on July 20 invited private standalone water purifying companies to showcase latest technologies and equipment. The government wants to install 30,000 water purifying systems in rural schools to provide children with safe drinking water. About 84,000 schools in rural India do not have access to water that is safe to drink. The water purifier

Seminar focusses on technologies for processing drinking water

CHENNAI: At a seminar conducted on packaged drinking water here on Saturday, officials from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) underscored the need for adhering to good manufacturing practices.

The seminar, primarily meant for manufacturers, focussed on methods to deal with microbial contamination of water and technologies available for processing drinking water.

By Prabuddh Banerjee

Despite tall claims by producers of water purifiers, most of them fail to ensure safe drinking water for the household.

Our drinking water is supposed to deliver essential nutrients and minerals needed for healthy life. It should help maintain acidic levels in our body and natural streams must provide antioxidants. Finally, it should be free of all contaminants. But more often than not, water supplied to us has exactly the opposite characteristics.

Pune, July 20 The Indian Society of Lighting Engineers (ISLE) in association with MIT Lighting Research Academy and CIRT. held a national workshop on street Lighting at CIRT Bhosari
The workshop was held to discuss various aspects of street lighting and suggest effective solutions for the benefit of the public at large.

Hyderabad, July 18: Majority of city hospitals are generating biomedical waste exceeding the limits prescribed by the Bureau of Indian Standards. A study by the AP Pollution Control Board found that Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences was generating the biggest amount of biomedical waste followed by Gandhi and Osmania General Hospitals.