Packaged Water

Travel to any part of the country today and the one consistent factor is the packaged water sold at bus stops, railway stations, road side stores and even airports. No seminar, event or compendium is complete without these packaged bottles dotting the table of the dignitaries and speakers.

Packaged drinking water is water from any source, which has been treated and disinfected, a process that could involve filtration, UV or ozone treatment or reverse osmosis (RO) and then packaged in bottles or pouches, either plastic or glass, for our consumption. For a product to be considered as “bottled water”, it cannot contain sweeteners or chemical additives (other than flavors, extracts or essences) and must be calorie-free and sugar-free. India’s packaged bottle water industry has been valued at Rs.60 billion in 2013, and this market is expected to reach Rs.160 billion in 2018. There are around 150 domestic Indian Bottled Water Brands in the market today.

When did packaged water become such an essential item, a commodity without which we find difficult to move around? What has spurred this industry to grow at this exponential rate?

A rise in health awareness, poor quality of tap water available, increase in tourism and the easy availability of bottled water have all contributed to the increase in the per capita consumption of bottled water in India today. The packaged water industry in the country is regulated and all bottling units have to obtain a license before they can operate. However illegal manufacturing units do thrive across the country, putting at great risk the health of the people. People can file a complaint to the regulatory authority against unauthorised water drinking plants.

 For more information on the packaged water, please read our FAQ on Packaged Drinking Water & Mineral Water.

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A study finds that lack of coordination, poor stakeholder involvement, inadequate training and poor infrastructure hinder the enforcement of bottled water quality standards in India.

It is a fairly common practice among people to buy bottled drinking water while travelling in India with the hope that it will minimise the risk of getting ill due to contaminated water. But is this water safe to drink?

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Farmers anxious as government stops water supply from the Sardar Sarovar dam for irrigation

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Kaudikasa village’s two decades of struggle with arsenic contamination in drinking water ends with a new government scheme.

Kaudikasa is a small village with a population of just 350 people in the Ambagad Chowki block of the Rajnandgaon district in Chhattisgarh. Despite its small size, Kaudikasa village has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Severe health problems have been reported from the village, thanks to acute arsenic contamination in its groundwater. In fact, of the 22 villages affected by arsenic contamination in Ambagad Chowki block, Kaudikasa village is said to be the worst affected.

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Hello Sir,

I want to set up water bottling plan in Shrivardhan district. Could you please advise on the equipment needed for setting up the plant?

Nitin Darge

E mail: nitindarge1604@gmail.com

 

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I am a student of NIT Rourkela, and I plan to set up a carbonated water bottling (unflavored) company in Odisha, and need information regarding the same. Also, need some information regarding market status (demand and supply) of carbonated water in Odisha and nearby regions, along with information regarding regulations and policies to be followed and documents to be filed for the same. Any help would be highly appreciated.

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Date: 13,14 th Jan 2018.

Place: MCCIA , Swar Gate, Pune

Fees: Rs. 7,500/- for each

Event details & booking link :- http://mineralwaterprojectinformation.org/i2a/live-training/

Also, download the detailed training schedule from below. 

January 13, 2018 10:00AM - January 14, 2018 5:30PM

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IRCTC signs MoU with Coal India to extract groundwater from mines

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Hello,

I am going to setup a mineral water plant in residential area in lease land in Ranchi, Jharkhand. I would like to know that, do I need to seek a legal permission from Central Groundwater Authority or not? Also, if you have any suggestions, please share.

Regards
Jay Tiwari
Jharkhand 7280851603

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The theme for the Conclave this year is “Water Use Efficiency: An Imperative for India” to highlight the imperative of water use efficiency in the industry, agriculture and urban contexts

November 28, 2017 10:00AM
November 27, 2017 12:00PM

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I want to start a 20L drinking water business in Bhopal. I am searching for a place to establish my plant, and all the necessary requirements with an idea of investment required. Specifically I'd like to know:

1. Best place to establish manufacturing unit in Bhopal

2. Estimated cost of production

3. Certificates and permission required

 

 

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