Training programme

Special Correspondent

CUDDALORE: As part of the National rural water quality monitoring and surveillance programme, panchayat staff, anganwadi workers and members of the Self-Help Groups would be imparted training on how to test the purity of drinking water, said Rajendra Ratnoo, District Collector.

He was speaking at a seminar organised under the aegis of the Tamil Nadu Water and Drainage Board here on Saturday.

Mr. Ratnoo said of the 681 Panchayats, 101 local bodies were covered in the first phase, for which an amount of Rs.2.87 lakh had been spent.

Water testing kit

After the training, each panchayat was given a water testing kit worth about Rs.2,500. The remaining panchayats would be covered during this year.

The Collector said samples collected from 790 places had been sent for testing. The objective of the programme was to create awareness of water-borne diseases and corrective measures, Mr. Ratnoo said.

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