Need to monitor drinking water standards: Consumer forum

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Central Consumer Protection Council (CCPC) has suggested that the union government monitor the standard of drinking water irrespective of its source.

CCPC is an apex body to advise the government in consumer related issues.

“Central Consumer Protection Council has expressed concern over quality of drinking water being supplied through pipeline and has recommended mandatory standards for drinking water irrespective of its source,” the Council said in a statement released here.

At the moment, government through its agency Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) is keeping close watch only on standardized bottled water.

CCPC also said that FSSAI should formulate standards for water supplied to housing localities in urban areas through pipelines.

The CCPC members met the union Minister for Consumer Affairs Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday to express their concerns in this regard.

The minister reportedly assured the CCPC delegation that their issues will be taken up with the concerned ministries.

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