|Published : 17 Apr 2017, 13:19:07 | Updated : 19 Apr 2017, 17:10:40|
India asks states to follow WHO norms for water supply
India has asked its state governments to follow the minimum standards laid down by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for supply of piped water.
Minister for Consumer Affairs Ram Vilas Paswan said this on Monday, underscoring the importance of clean water access to the country’s poor.
"Everyone should have access to clean water. In big cities, there is no piped water supply to the poor. With regard to quality of piped water, the states should follow minimum WHO standards. I will write to states on this issue," he said.
Paswan was talking to the media after a meeting of the Central Consumer Protection Council (CCPC), according to PTI.