Key Find­ings

Consumer Voice - - Comparativ­e Test -

Based on the over­all test find­ings, Rail Neer is the top per­former. Next in rank­ing are McDow­ell’s and Bis­leri. Rail Neer is also the value-for-money brand – it costs Rs 15 a litre, as against the gen­eral price of Rs 20 per litre. Ex­cept for Bai­ley, Aqua­fina, A4X and Royal Blue, all other brands were found to be meet­ing the re­quire­ments of In­dian Stan­dard. Aqua­fina, Royal Blue, Bail­ley and A4X had to­tal colony count (of bac­te­ria) higher than the max­i­mum per­mis­si­ble limit set by In­dian Stan­dard. P. aerug­i­nosa bac­te­ria were also found in these four. Yeast and mould count was found in Aqua­fina. None of the brands was found surpassing the max­i­mum per­mis­si­ble limit for var­i­ous min­er­als, toxic sub­stances and resid­ual pes­ti­cides. In phys­i­cal tests (colour, TDS, tur­bid­ity, pH), all brands met the re­quire­ment set by In­dian Stan­dard.

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