Lucknow: The National Accreditation Council for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) has granted accreditation to three UPPCB regional laboratories in Ghaziabad, Bijnor and Prayagraj to test the quality of river water and industrial effluents.
With a focus on Ganga’s own mission, the laboratories will test the discharge of effluents into rivers from more than 1,000 large polluting industries such as sugar, distillery, stationery, leather – and 25,000 units of stand dye and wash water, food drinks, dairy products, chemicals, sewage treatment plants and others. The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board is also awaiting NABL accreditation for four other regional laboratories in Bulandshahr, Kanpur, Rae Bareli and Varanasi. Until now, the UPPCB had only one accredited laboratory in Lucknow. Two private laboratories in Lucknow and Ghaziabad were also NABL accredited.
UPPCB member secretary Ashish Tiwari told TOI: âWith NABL accreditation, industries can now turn to regional laboratories for sample testing instead of sending samples to the central laboratory of Lucknow or accredited private laboratories. ”
âWe have given the option to request and pay online for sample collection or testing, but industries and STP operators can also visit the labs,â Tiwari added.
âThe data generated by the accredited laboratories will be authentic and accurate and will help the UPPCB to continuously monitor the quality of river water and effluent discharged into rivers,â Tiwari said. test accredited laboratories. A team was formed under the leadership of Dr Neelima Deepak, head of the central laboratory in Lucknow, for the modernization of the laboratories and funds were provided from the resources of the UPPCB and the national mission for a clean Ganges in the framework for strengthening the laboratory project.