One-day training on Water Quality Testing using field testing kits (FTKs) was organized by DWSM, PHED Mokokchung Division for the grass root level workers under the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM)- Water Quality Monitoring & Surveillance (WQMS) at Community Hall Sangtemla Ward, Mokokchung on Nov 25.
The training was focused on women living in rural areas to equip themselves with the FTKs and further trained their colleagues for good quality drinking water which is crucial to the economic, health and social wellbeing of the people in their respective villages.
According to officials, monitoring and surveillance of the quality of drinking water and testing it regularly can contribute greatly to the reduction of water-related diseases.
They added that water quality testing tools need to be used for deciding the safety of drinking water at the source – within a piped distribution system or at the consumer end,
They informed that drinking water quality will be monitored by the PHED whereas the surveillance of water quality at grass root will be the responsibility of the GPs/ rural community.
They further informed, the key elements of a surveillance programme included evaluation, remedial and preventive action, institutional analysis, monitoring, sanitary survey and data processing.
Altogether participants from 20 villages along with two each from MAAM and YWCA Mokokchung attended the training where Ajung, WSSO Chemist was the master trainer and supervised by Executive Engineer PHED Mokokchung Division, Hebo Zhimomi and his subordinates.
(Courtesy: Imrongkumba Aier)