Now any citizen of the state can check physical, chemical or biological contamination in water by paying a fee of Rs.1600. The facility will be available at the state level water testing laboratory which was inaugurated at Hinoo on Thursday, by the drinking water and sanitation department minister, Jai Prakash Patel.

The new laboratory has been constructed with a budget of Rs. 25 lakhs and equipped with instruments worth Rs. 40 lakhs. These can be used to perform 16 different kinds of water tests.

Some of the instruments installed in the new lab include spectrophotometer, ion meter, turbidity meter which can check turbidity, pH value, hardness, colour, total dissolved solids (TDS) in 100ml water, and residual chlorine in 10 ml water

Minister, Jai Prakash Patel said,