New Delhi, February 28: Water sample collected from the official residence of Union Food and Civil Supplies Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has failed the Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) quality norms, the Supreme Court was informed on Friday.
A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta was informed that 11 samples collected from different parts of Delhi have failed the quality test on various counts out of 47 parameters.
The top court ordered a joint inspection of drinking water in Delhi by a team of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) and Delhi Jal Board (DJB) officials saying it is not the time to play blame game.
The court also asked BIS to suggest measures to improve water quality in the national capital like changing pipelines. It asked the national standards body to file a report on water quality in other cities with a finding whether it is potable or non-potable.
The top court also expressed concerns over water mafia prevailing in the city and indicated drinking water supply is being disrupted to facilitate water tanker mafia.