Delhi to appoint consultant for 24X7 water supply, to cut leakages: Arvind Kejriwal

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Arvind Kejriwal. (Source: Twitter)

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has made a big announcement for Delhiites. He said that now 24 hours of electricity will also be supplied round the clock in Delhi. He said that every Delhiites can get an average of 176 litres of water every day from the water available for Delhi. Kejriwal has said that in a recent meeting with Delhi Jal Board officials, we have decided that an advisor will be appointed to ensure 24 hours water supply in every household. We will try to achieve this goal within 5 years.

CM Kejriwal said that we are in talks with various states such as UP, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh to increase the availability of water in the national capital. But, at the same time, we need better management of the already available water in Delhi.

Kejriwal said that there is enough water available in Delhi for two crores Delhiites, but it is not being utilized properly.

‘Where is this water going? It is being stolen, it is leaking or it is not being managed properly. Kejriwal said that water is available round the clock in the capitals of developed countries and there is no need for submersible pumps in them. He said, “We will make it possible in Delhi. Water supply in the city will be as good as in developed countries.”

The Chief Minister said that a lot of water is wasted in Delhi. He said that the Delhi Jal Board provides 93 crore gallons of water per day to the city, that is, 176 litres of water is provided per person, out of which a lot of water is stolen or leaked.

Kejriwal said that accountability should be fixed for every drop of water and there should be no waste. He said, “We are hiring an advisor who will tell us how to improve water supply management.” He will help ensure that not a single drop of water is wasted. We have started moving towards providing water supply round the clock.”

Kejriwal said,” The advisor will tell us about the state-of-the-art technology including SCADA system, with the help of which water supply can be managed from the central control room. The Chief Minister told reporters that his government was working to increase water supply in Delhi. He said, “We are working towards increasing water supply in Delhi. We are in talks with Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and other states which have more water for this.”


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