Published on: June 20, 2023
Water Quality Report
Why in news? Karnataka takes top spot in monitoring lakes, water bodies according to survey conducted by NGO Action Aid association
- Telangana was the only State that offered “most updated” lake water quality data in less than 30 days of testing the water samples.
- Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, were identified as “updated’‘ within 30 days of water sample testing
- Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Uttarakhand and Sikkim were rated under “delayed updation’‘ between 60-90days.
- Kerala, Tripura, Puducherry, Bihar, Goa, Tamil Nadu, J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Nagaland reported lake water quality data that was “not useful for lake conservation ’‘in a 6 months to 7-years period.
- National capital Delhi and Gujarat that maintained only “junk”, unusable and 10-year-old data.
- Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Maharashtra, Punjab, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Odisha and Chandigarh had “lack of data.”
- Pollution Control Boards in Lakshadweep, Ladakh, and Manipur don’t have websites.
- State Pollution Control Boards and Pollution Control Committees are expected to monitor lakes and periodically update water quality data on their websites to help the custodians of the lakes, mostly the local public administrative bodies