Mumbai, Aug. 26 -- The Mumbai Metropolitan Region-Environment Improvement Society (MMR-EIS) will soon release a study on all water bodies in the MMR.

At a time when water crisis looms over the nation, the study aims to inventorise all water bodies that measure more than 10 hectares in the region.

The samples collected from each of these water bodies will also be tested on a pre-determined five-step criteria to see if they can be used for potable, agricultural or industrial purposes.

The EIS has appointed a consultant to carry out the study based on directives issued by the urban development department of the Maharashtra government earlier this year.

The government had stated that it is imperative to conduct this study considering factor...