Lives at risk with 10,000 illegal bottled water units in Delhi
Source: The Times of India, Date: September , 2014
More than 10,000 illegal packaged water bottling units are
operating in the National Capital Territory, often using the labels of the 64
licensed manufacturers, putting the health of millions of people at risk,
officials maintain."It may sound horrific but only 64 water bottling
plants have the licence to supply packed drinking water in the national capital
and the NCR," said Pankaj Aggarwal, the president of the Bottled Water Processors
Association. "It's a big reason for worry. Despite not getting clearances
from the Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS), supplies from such unlicensed plants
is equal to the quantity of bottles supplied by the licensed plants,"
Aggarwal told IANS.