Are you using RO based water purifiers in your home?National Green Tribunal (NGT) has prohibited the use of reverse osmosis (RO) water purifiers in places where total dissolved solids (TDS) in supplied water are below 500 mg/litre.
Water quality association of India, the makers of water purifiers had moved Supreme Court for a stay of NGT order.
The SC declined to intervene and NGT is directing the Environment Ministry to ban the installation of membrane-based water purifiers all over India. The reason for this ban is that if you are getting tap water with TDS between 500mg/littre to 1200 mg/littre as per the bureau of India standards (BIS), why you need water purifier. You are removing the dissolved solids required by your body, from water with these machines. Moreover, if you take water from these purifiers, approximately three times water will be wasted.I am collecting this high TDS water and using separately.
The draft resolution is ready to ban these water purifiers by the Environment Ministry. They are seeking public opinion till 30 days.
You can air your view. Later it will become a law.