Gangtok, September 15
With an aim of providing adequate and safe drinking water to the rural populace, the Rural Management and Development Department(RMDD), Government of Sikkim, established two State Water Quality Testing Laboratories at RMDD complex in Jorethang, South Sikkim for South and West districts and the other in RMDD complex in 5th Mile Tadong, Gangtok for North and East districts respectively. The Laboratory at Tadong was inaugurated by the Minister for RMDD; C.B. Karki on 15th September in presence of Secretary RMDD A.K. Ganariwala, senior government officials and staffs from the department. The Laboratory inaugurated is constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 6, 69,844 lakhs and consists of three laboratory rooms and one office room. The construction of the laboratory had commenced from May 2010 and completed on September 2010. The bacteriological, chemical and physical parameters testing can be done at this laboratory is informed. Director of Anir Water Machinery Private Limited, Mr S. Bhowmick and Head of Regional Water Laboratory from Kolkata Dr. D Mondal had imparted fifteen days training to the chemists and lab assistants at Karfectar, South Sikkim along with three days at RMDD store complex.