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AMC Seals Two Water Packing Units  
Source:   Times News Network City   : Ahmedabad Published On   19-12-2009  


That pouch of water can be dangerous, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) found out after sample testing of three water bottling units in GIDC, Naroda, recently.

On December 9, a team of sanitary supervisors form AMC had done a surprise check of three bottling units in the GIDC campus and collected samples of water for purity testing. Two of the water samples showed high content of harmful bacteria. Deputy health officer, north zone, AMC, Chirag Shah said, “We had collected the samples for testing and the AMC lab reports came positive. The package water was completely unfit for drinking purpose.”

“We have sealed both the units for not complying to safety measures. The harmful bacterial content was much higher in the water packaged in pouches in these units,” he adds.

The two units are Pawan Beverages which is owned by Gaurang Parikh and Paramount Health Care owned by Amardeep Singh. Bureau of Indian Standards entrusted of issuing the license for operating the unit, AMC officials say they have informed the BIS authorities in Ahmedabad about the irregularities in the unit.

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