Health Desk: 23 January 2018: A mobile court on Monday realised Tk 1.33 lakh as fine from 12 companies in the capital's Motijheel and Paltan for selling so-called filtered jar water without the approval of Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI).
Assistant director of BSTI Reazul Haque said ten of the companies did not have any license while two had expired licenses and the water quality was very low.
The team, led by BSTI's Executive Magistrate Nazma Siddiqa, also destroyed 4,000 water jars on the first day of the drive.
BSTI resumed the drive against unsafe drinking water after a long interval. The drive will continue on a regular basis to ensure safe water, said the assistant director.
Welcoming the drive, Awlad Hussain Rajib, president of Pure Drinking Water Manufacturing Association of Bangladesh, said, “The drive should continue to check the fake and unauthorised companies. This initiative will make others conscious of providing safe water.”