ARVIND KEJRIWAL SAYS WE WILL PROVIDE WATER SUPPLY IN DELHI AS IN DEVELOPED COUNTRIES
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the AAP government will make water supply in Delhi as good as in developed countries and hire a consultant for better water management ensuring not a drop goes to waste in the city. He said the government will ensure the round-the-clock water supply in the next five years and refuted allegations that water supply in the national capital was being privatized.
“Water supply cannot be privatized. It can never happen. I promise you about this,” the chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said at the time of the digital press conference. Kejriwal said in the capital cities of developed nations, water is available round-the-clock with proper pressure and there is no need for a submersible pump.
“We will make it happen in Delhi. The city’s water supply will be as good as in developed nations,” Kejriwal said. The chief minister said a lot of water goes to waste in Delhi. The Delhi Jal Board supplies 930 million gallons of water (MGD) per day to the city — 176 liters per person. Of this, a lot of water gets stolen and leaked.
Accountability should be fixed for every drop of water. There should not be any wastage, Kejriwal asserted. He said, “We are signing an advisor which will suggest to us how to increase our water supply management and to safeguard that not even a drop of water is wasted. We have started walking in the direction of providing round-the-clock water supply.” “The consultant will tell us about the state-of-art technology, such as the SCADA system, with the help of which water supply can be managed from the central control room,” he said.
The chief minister also informed the reporters that his government has been working to increase water availability in Delhi. “We are at work to growth of water convenience in Delhi. We have been talking to the governments of Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and other states, which have more water,” he said.
In Delhi, there are still most of the areas that do not have any good water supply. Yes, it is important for us. Without water nothing is possible. So will use water according to our usage but by ensuring that without wastage of any drop of water.
Water supply in Delhi being privatized said by some disapprovals leaders. It can never happen and I assure you this,” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.