Open Knowledge

Water Quality 50% open


What data is expected?

Data, measured at the water source, on the quality of water is essential for both the delivery of services and the prevention of diseases. In order to satisfy the minimum requirements for this category, data should be available on level of the following chemicals by water source and be updated at least weekly:

  • fecal coliform
  • arsenic
  • fluoride levels
  • nitrates
  • TDS (Total dissolved solids)

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? No (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? Yes (CSV, Excel)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? No
  •   Publicly available? Yes(as Water Quality Monitoring published by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


OGD India gives an exhaustive amount of data with regard to Water Quality. The data is in open format and machine readable, Bulk download facility is available on Data Portal India. Data published on data Portal are Open and comes under the policy NDSAP and it's totally open. Data for water quality is also available on CPCB database

Reviewer comments

While several places have water quality at a central level available online, it is not available in open license or in a bulk format.



  • Nisha Thompson


  • Shubhadip Biswas