• Address Nelli Sengupta Sarani, Kolkata - 87
  • Email foset@rediffmail.com
  • Phone 033 2252 9675
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Introduction

FOSET – Barrackpore Sub-Centre

Forum of Scientists, Engineers, & Technologist (FOSET) – Barrackpore Sub- Centre was established in 1993 to propagate the aims & Objectives of Central FOSET ( to improve the living standard of poor and backward sections of the society through the application of Science & Technology and to make continuous effort for their self independence ) within Barrackpore Industrial belt.Keeping this in view, FOSET – Barrackpore Sub Centre Since Inception tried to under take various awareness programme/Projects as per local need . FOSET-Barrackpore is a very popular name in the industrial belt and they have a very high expectation level.

Major work undertaken by FOSET – Barrackpore Sub-Centre.

Submitted to Barrackpore Municipality basic design of Street Light.

Assisted Barrackpore Municipality for TOTAL COMPUTERISATION OF OFFICE ACTIVITY.

Installed 115 nos of IMPROVED CHULLAHA within weaker section of the society.

Proposal sent to Barrackpore Municipality for development of a BY-PASS Road connecting Talpukur B.T.Road and Kalyani Express Way via Barapole with approximate Road alignment and nikasi nala.

Carried out Field Survey along Ichapur Khal to know the extent of pollution that the khal has undergone from solid/Municipal waste and other pollutants and status of the water way.

Organised a convention on NATIONAL NEW ECONOMIC POLICY AND NEW INDUSTRIAL POLICY-EFFECT ON COMMON PEOPLE.

Organised a Seminar on MUNICIPAL WASTE MANAGEMENT.

Submitted to Mohanpur Geam Panchyat BEAUTIFICATION SCHEME OF SANTI SAROVAR, a Picknic spot including Layout and cost estimate.

Completed SHELTER FOR SHELTERLESS PROJECT of Barrackpore Municipality, successfully. This is 16 nos self contained flats in 3 blocks using Low Cost Construction Technology.

Carried out survey of 400 house holds of Mohanpur Gram Panchyat for ARSENIC SCREENING by FIELD KIT and prepared a Arsenic Map.

Prepared a TECHNO ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY REPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF CHANDANPUKUR MARKET and submitted to Barrackpore Municipality.

Established a Water Testing Laboratory at our Office Premises as part of JOINT PLAN OF ACTION beween Govt. of West Bengal and UNICEF for ARSENIC MITIGATION PROGRAMME. UNICEF Provided financial support for all equipment, glassware, Chemicals and other operating expenses, while FOSET provided Laboratory space, Electcity and water connection.

Organised a Workshop on ACADEMIC MEET jointly with Rastragure Surendra Nath College at College conference Hall.

Organised a Workshop jointly with Barrackpore Municipality on BALMIKY AMHADKAR MALIN BASTI HOUSING SCHEME FOR THE POOR to Popularise the Scheme.

Organised a Seminar on SUNAMI at Baroda villa.

Organised a Seminar on the PROBLEM OF ARSENIC IN DRINKING WATER at Baroda Villa.

Organised a Seminar on INDO – US NUCLARE TREATY AND INDIAN SOVERNITY at Barrackpore Municipality Hall.

Organised a Workshop on SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT – CHALLENGES TO URBAN LOCAL BODIES.

Organised a Seminar on BARTAMAN PARISHTRITEA PASCHIMBANGEYR SHILILPAYAN at Sukanta Sadan.

Assisted North 24 Parganas Zilla Parisad for DEVELOPMENT OF BARTIR BIL AND ICHAPUR KHAL’

Preparation of 15 nos of DETAILED PROJECT REPORT FOR DRAINAGE SCHEME of 6 (Six) Nos of Gram Panchayat (Approximate 40 km long) under Barrackpore II Panchyat Samity.

Organised a Seminar on WATER PRESERVATION AND ITS PROPER USE at Baroda Villa.

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Water Testing Laboratory

A Water Testing Laboratory equiped with modern equipment is functioning under FOSET – Barrackpore Sub Centre,since 2003. The Laboratory was established by Government of West Bengal and at present Public Health Engineering Department of Govt. of West Bengal is looking after the functioning of the Laboratory.

On the part of day to day function of the Laboratory , besides testing of all Public drinking water sources of Barrackpore – I block (9 gram Panchyats) and Barasat – I block (4 out of 9 gram panchyats) of North 24 Parganas District,as well as all Govt. Hospitals and Schools under Barrackpore Sub-Division and other sources as per need. The Laboratory also undertakes testing of private drinking water sources, on request.

Parameter Testing

pH

Total Hardness (as CaCo3) (mg/l)

Total Iron (as Fe) (mg/l)

Manganese (as Mn)(mg/l)

Turbidity (NTU)

Total Arsenic (as As) (mg/l)

Total Coliform (CFU/100 m)

Faecal Coliform (CFU/100ml)

Equipment Available

pH Meter

Digital Balance

Turbidity Meter

Spectro photometer

Incubator

Hot Air Oven

Distillation Plant

Auto Clave

Laminar Air Flow Bench

Hot Plate

Refregerator

Heater

Pressure cooker

Water Bath

MFT Pump

Computer With Printer

Magnetic Stiarar

ACCREDATION: Indirectly, the Laboratory is having Govt. of West Bengal’s Accredation. The Govt. has established the Laboratory, provided all equipment and accessories, glass wares, furnitures, chemicals, training of personnel, running expenses etc, and even to day they are providing all expenses and holding overall control of the Laboratory.

The Laboratory is located at

Address - 2/2, Harisava Road, P.O. -Nona Chandanpukur, Barrackpore, P.S.- Titagarh, Dt- Noth 24 Parganas, West Bengal, Pin-700122.

Telephone no. - 033-2545-2113

Telephone no. - 98-3124-8353

E.Mail ID - fosetbkp@yahoo.in

Contact house : From 10.0 am to 4.0 pm on all working days of govt.