Establishment of International Centre for Drinking Water Quality at Kolkata.
The Union Cabinet on August 13, 2013 gave its approval to the proposal for establishing the International Centre for Drinking Water Quality in Kolkata. The Centre will be registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, with the requisite manpower, building and support infrastructure.
The basic aim of the Centre is to work in the area of identification, mitigation and management with focus on research and development on drinking water quality related problems in India (both urban and rural) with a focus among other contaminants, also on arsenic and fluoride. The Centre will also provide policy advice on request to the Central and State Governments as also to other countries on demand on water quality issues.