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Punjab to introduce new water purification system

Posted on Feb 05, 03:06PM | UNI

Chandigarh, Feb 4 : The Punjab government is planning to introduce a cost effective Central Water Purification System in difficult rural areas of the state in collaboration with Aqua Infinite, a Swiss-based company, to provide 100 per cent chemical-free treated potable water to the people.

A decision to this effect was taken by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal during a meeting with a representative of Aqua Infinite Jennifer Beresford here yesterday. Aqua Infinite is operating through 'Trunz' its authorised company in India and provides commercial scale water purification equipment to meet the world's urban and rural drinking water needs.

Mr Badal said the water samples testing conducted across the state showed the presence of heavy metals contaminating the ground water.

He asked the Principal Secretary, Public Health Department, to chalk out various modalities regarding the need based installation of equipment and clearances for funding agencies at the federal government level.