Leh: The Administration Secretary, PHE Ladakh, Micheal M. D’Souza, inaugurated the three-day residential training at Leh Wednesday.
The training programme is being organised for the staffs of drinking water quality testing laboratories of PHE Department Union Territory of Ladakh as part of National Jal Jeevan Mission (NJJM), launched by the Government of India for strengthening water quality monitoring and surveillance in rural areas of the country.
The training cum handholding programme is being organized by Shriram Institute for Industrial Research (SRI) a non-profit organization of Delhi from 13-15 September, 2023. The Institute is empaneled by Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India for capacity building of the PHE staffs of the country involved in water quality testing.
The Secretary, PHED, Michael M. D’Souza emphasized on the importance of Water quality testing and role of laboratory personnel. He motivated the PHED laboratory staffs of the UT of Ladakh to learn, enhance their knowledge and fully utilize the training.
Highlighting the objectives of JJM, He assured UT administration’s support in conducing more such trainings to develop the competency of laboratory staff in various aspects of Water quality monitoring and surveillance in future.
Dr Mukul Das, Director, SRI, during his welcome address elaborated on need of regular training to strengthen the water quality testing laboratories to generate reliable data and pivotal role being played by SRI in this direction. He thanked Ministry of Jal Shakti for providing SRI the opportunity to impart training to the water quality testing staff of Rural Water Supplies country.
Inaugural ceremony was also addressed by Dr. Vivek N. Singh, Sr. Asst. Director & Chief and Head of Department, Environment, Dr Jagdish Kumar, Sr. Asst. Director & Chief of SRI. The program was attended by Chief Chemist, Water Quality Laboratory, Urgain Nurboo; expert faculty of Institute, Rajneesh Sharma, Gaurav and Dushyant Singh. About 60 participants from Kargil & Leh district are attending training.
During these three days training will be delivered on aspects like water quality testing procedures to test physico-chemical and microbiological parameters; applications of regular and advanced instruments; optimal utilization of laboratory resources; measurement uncertainty; strengthening community-based water quality monitoring and surveillance and Quality Management System as per ISO/IEC 17025, etc.
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