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Water field laboratories for Tsunami hit Andamans

Written by: Staff

Port Blair, Sep 11 (UNI) Andaman Public Works Department (APWD) in collaboration with UNICEF will set up three water quality field laboratories in tsunami-ravaged Andaman and Nicobar Islands to establish a water quality assurance system in isles.

After 2004, tsunami, many water bodies were permanently damaged and many others got highly salinated. In many islands, quality water is a major problem.

''APWD has been supported by UNICEF with equipment for 3 water quality field laboratories and 7 water quality testing kits,'' an UNICEF communication said here.

To enhance the knowledge of the staff in basic micrological and sociochemical water quality testing, data storage and analysis, different level of trainings would be organised in these remote Indian Islands by UNICEF.

After the training, APWD would set up three district level potable laboratories at Mayabunder, Port Blair and Car Nicobar and provide field testing kits to 7 APWD sub-divisions, informed UNICEF.


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