As part of the larger ‘Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network’ project, a short period (January- August, 2015) research study was initiated with the objective to develop a comprehensive status report on the state of the water sector in Assam. The specific objective was to consolidate the significant amount of information available on water and sanitation in Assam, along with an understanding of the geo-physical, socio-economic and socio-political characteristics of the state. The relevant data has been collected and linked in GIS to create district-wise spatial maps for the state of Assam.
The laboratory jurisdiction map is an effort to simplify and visualize the available water testing laboratory related data and information. For instance, the spatial map of Bankura district, West Bengal shows the current jurisdiction of the respective randomly plotted laboratories at block level. This will be helpful for users to pick the laboratory for sample testing based on their own location.