By Rohit Sharma
Plumbing Industry, approximately 12% to 13% of the Construction cost is attributed to plumbing and part of every construction whether HIG, MIG or LIG, it is an important stream and an integral part of the construction, an official of Indian Plumbing Association said.
Gurmit Singh Arora, National President, IPA said, “IPA has conducted the ‘Indian Plumbing Professionals League’ (IPPL) with around 900 participants across 16 cities to disseminate information on its Plumbing Standards & Codes, including the Uniform Illustrated Plumbing Code of India, 2017. The IPPL while imparting knowledge on plumbing products, techniques and installation practices, culminated through five levels of Quiz competitions for the Building & Architectural Community.”
Plumbing is approximately an INR 33,000 crore market in India growing at 15% per annum and employs about 8 lakh people, an official said.
The Indian Plumbing Association (IPA), the national body of Plumbing professionals with 4000 members and 20 chapters across the country, today announced that the pressing problem of water conservation and its reuse would be the key focus of its 25th Indian Plumbing Conference & Exhibition (IPC), set to be held in the city’s Nehru Centre at Worli between October 26-28, 2018.
On the focus on water conversation at the 25thIPC, C.S. Gupta, National Secretary, IPA, said “ We at the IPA have decided to spread the message around the criticality of water based on the principle of four R’s- Respect, Reuse, Retreat and Recycle ….this can help an individual save at least 20-50 litres of water a day.”
70% of the communicable disease is transmitted through a bad quality of water. Diarrhoea is a bigger killer than even ‘Cancer’ and ‘Aids.’ No doubt a Plumbing Engineering Degree is termed as ‘Pubic Health Engineer’ because he is responsible for the health of millions.
Besides around 50 of India’s top companies in the sector like Jain Irrigation, Astral Pipes, Kirloskar Pumps, Ashirvad Pipes, Prince Pipes, Finolex Pipes, Jindal Stainless Steel, and Grundfos among others are also expected to participate.
The 25thIPC will see talks and discussions by such global and domestic industry leaders around the theme of the World Plumbing Council 2018, the ‘4 Pillars of Plumbing’ as in ‘Practices–Standards and accountability in day-to-day work in the industry’, ‘Products– Features and quality of the materials, fittings and appliances used in plumbing work’, ‘Participation– Primarily the training requirements to work in the industry ’ & ‘Protection– Measures to minimize risks and provide redressal when failures occur’.
“As all of us are aware, 11 cities in India are listed as moving towards water bankruptcy and it is with the advent of reduction in fresh water supply, and an increase in pollutants and untreated sewerage, being unscrupulously released into fresh water streams and supply, the reduction in clean potable and fresh water, both for domestic and agricultural purpose has reached enormously low receding levels. We are truly in a crisis and war like situation and if we do not take ICU meditated and planned measures, most of our urban cities will be highly water stressed, with some reaching water bankruptcy, earlier than later envisaged”, an official said.