Bhubaneswar, August 29 (LocalWire): The Centre for Advocacy and Research (CFAR) in collaboration with the state Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (RWSS) department organised a one-day training programme to create awareness about safe drinking water among the homemakers.
The programme was attended by homemakers from Salia Sahi, Kimbhiria, Barabhuja, Tarini Basti, Khandgiri, Jagamora Bhoi Sahi and Samant Sahi slum clusters who were imparted training on why and how they can test the water quality.
During the programme, sample water collected by the participants from their settlements was tested on 10 parameters.
However, the major quality testing approach was flagged off on elements of fluoride, iron, bacteria, metal and viruses in water.
“The participants also brought water samples for their respective slums, majority of which was found to be contaminated,” State Laboratory CEO Sumant Harichandan said.
The participants were demonstrated the water quality testing through FTK and found to have little insight and skills in water quality testing.
The programme was conducted at the RWSS State Laboratory here.