Report Description


Forecast Period


Market Size (2023)

USD 263.58 Million

CAGR (2024-2029)


Fastest Growing Segment


Largest Market

South India


India water testing and analysis market is anticipated to grow at a robust CAGR during the forecast period 2025-2029F owing to rapid urbanization, increase in the demand for pure & clean water, strict government policies to maintain the quality of water, growing awareness regarding the usage of pure water in the industries, and technical advancement in the water testing equipment among others across the country.

Water testing is a procedure to evaluate the quality of the water to assess the quality of the water which is essential to be monitored regularly. Water testing and analysis allow for the measurement of a variety of water characteristics, including turbidity, dissolved gas concentration, radioactivity, and water conductivity. The quality of water is essential to many different industries and activities such as fisheries, agriculture, forestry, pharmaceutical aquaculture, electronics, and food. Physiochemical tests and bacteriological tests are the two different types of water tests. Numerous techniques, including titration and spectrophotometric approaches, are used to conduct physiochemical testing. These tests include the dissolved oxygen test, odour test, turbidity test, BOD and TOC test, radioactivity test, and pH test. The total coliforms and faecal coliforms are measured using multi-tube dilution techniques and membrane filters in bacteriological tests.

Market Drivers

Increasing Applications of Water Testing and Analysis Across Several Industries

Water testing and analysis is widely used in numerous sectors, including mining, refineries, semiconductor, metals, pharmaceuticals, and food and beverage, among others. For instance, water is essential to the pharmaceutical sector and must be free of any toxins. The pharmaceutical industry depends heavily on water and requires different degrees of water purity. As a result, there is going to be an increase in demand for water testing and analysis due to foreign direct investment in the pharmaceutical industry in the upcoming years. For instance, the Department of Pharmaceuticals has approved 17 Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) proposals worth USD 182.44 million under the brownfield pharmaceutical projects in the year 2020-21. Furthermore, water testing also plays a major role in electronics industries as it requires ultrapure water for manufacturing and cleaning. In the electronics industry, salinity testing helps to test the amount of salt in the water which will help in generating electricity. Salt-diffused water is more efficient for generating electricity hence salinity testers are used to test the salinity of water. Similarly, mining and refineries utilize large volumes of water. The wastewater generated from these industries is tested and treated to avoid pollution. Water quality is a priority for many industries.  Hence, due to the growing importance of water testing and analysis across various industries, the India water testing and analysis market is expected to grow during the forecast period.

Rising Infrastructure Project and Urbanization

The Union Government has made significant investments in infrastructure growth to support their nation’s economy and create employment. To meet the projected increase in the urban population over the upcoming years, residential infrastructure as well as smart cities, particularly urban centres, are being planned and built in the upcoming years which led to an increase in the demand for treating wastewater coming out from infrastructural and construction activities. Moreover, the Indian government introduced various housing schemes to fulfil the demand of the rising population. For instance, to address the urban housing shortage among EWS/LIG and MIG categories, including slum dwellers, the union government launched the Pradhan Mantri Awasa Yojana in 2015. The goal of the programme is to provide every eligible urban household a pakka home and basic amenities including access to electricity, sewage systems, and clean drinking water. The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) budget, the government's major housing project, has increased by 280% from 2016–17; it now stands at from USD 2515.32 million in the most recent 2023–24 budget to USD 9550.8 million. Additionally, there are other programmes including "Housing for All" and the "Smart Cities Mission" for the construction of sustainable infrastructure across the nation which positively enhance the demand for pure quality water to urban & rural populations. Hence, due to all such infrastructure initiatives, the demand for water testing and analysis is growing across the nation in the upcoming years.