Provision of safe drinking water is essential to promote public health and ensure prevention and control of water borne diseases. As per reports of the World Health Organisation (WHO), water-borne diseases such as diarrhoea are the leading cause of illness and death especially in under developed and developing countries. Despite an increased access to clean drinking water in urban areas of India in the past few decades, the quality of water supplied has remained an area of concern. Estimates suggesting that over 3.7 crore Indians are affected by water related diseases annually, an improvement in drinking water quality, is expected to result in enhanced public health outcomes.
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