New Delhi (18/11/2019): Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal today said that the city’s tap water quality cannot be judged based on an analysis of only 11 samples.
CM Kejriwal while addressing a press conference today said, “Any city’s water quality cannot be judged on the basis of just 11 samples. And also, Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan is not disclosing where the samples were taken from! I will soon take five samples from each ward of Delhi, get it checked and then put the data in public.”
Kejriwal responding to the accusations of BJP also added, “Delhi Jal Board (DJB) takes 500 samples of
water every day from different parts of the city.
From January to September, D.JB took 1,55,302
samples out of which 2,222 samples failed.
This means that around 1.43 per cent samples
failed and 98.57 per cent samples passed the
The Central on November 16 said that tap water in Delhi and several other cities did not comply with the requirements according to a study conducted by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). “Mumbai tops ranking released by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for quality of tap water and Delhi is at the bottom, with 11 out of 11 samples failing on 19 parameters,” Minister Ram Vilas Paswan had said while addressing a press conference on Saturday.
Kejriwal added that 2,000 samples should have been taken in Delhi for a better estimation of water quality by Delhi Jal Board.
“For 70 years, these people have ruined Delhi.
We can’t do everything in 5 years. But we claim
that the water quality in Delhi has improved,” Kejriwal
added and concluded his speech.