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Star rating system for water taps, and sanitary fixtures: Bharat Tap


 Source: TH


Context: The Indian government is planning to introduce a star rating system for water fixtures called Bharat Tap, which will include ratings of 3, 4, and 5 stars based on water efficiency.


About the Bharat Tap initiative:

Bharat Tap is a collaborative effort for water fixtures (similar to the ratings of electrical appliances) to drive water efficiency
ObjectiveTo provide low-flow, sanitary ware at scale and reduce water consumption at the source
Estimated water savingApproximately 40%
BenefitsWater and energy saving due to less water and energy required for pumping, transporting, and purification
Formulated underAMRUT 2.0 (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation)
CollaboratorsIndian Plumbing Association (IPA) and manufacturers
About AMRUT 2.0It is a five-year program launched in October 2021 and will continue until 2025-26. It is an extension of the AMRUT mission (launched in 2015) with the goal of providing every household with access to a tap with a guaranteed supply of water and a sewer connection.