"The water quality assessment under National Water Quality monitoring Programme (NWMP) is carried out with the objective of assessing the impact of possible sources of pollution on water quality of recipient water bodies thus most of the locations under NWMP are impact locations as per Guidelines for Water Quality Monitoring , 2017. Water Quality monitoring is carried out by respective SPCBs/PCCs and sites are selected based on the criteria for identification of monitoring locations under NWMP. Water, being State subject , implementation of action plan for restoration or rejuvenation of water bodies is carried out by respective State Govt/UT Administration in their jurisdiction."

Water Quality Standards / Criteria

Type of Water Body

Applicability of Standards/Criteria

Rivers

Primary Water Quality Criteria for Outdoor Bathing

https://cpcb.nic.in/wqm/Primary_Water_Quality_Criteria.pdf

Lakes, Ponds & Tanks

Designated Best Use

https://cpcb.nic.in/wqm/Designated_Best_Use_Water_Quality_Criteria.pdf

Medium & Minor Rivers

Primary Water Quality Criteria for Outdoor Bathing

https://cpcb.nic.in/wqm/Primary_Water_Quality_Criteria.pdf

 

Designated Best Use

https://cpcb.nic.in/wqm/Designated_Best_Use_Water_Quality_Criteria.pdf

Ground Water

BIS Drinking Water Specification IS 10500-2012

https://cpcb.nic.in/wqm/BIS_Drinking_Water_Specification.pdf

See Water/ Marine Water

Water Quality Standards for Coastal Waters Marine Outfalls

(Primary water Quality Criteria for SW-I Water to SW-V Water)

https://cpcb.nic.in/wqm/coasteal_water_standards.pdf

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