Delhi govt will bring water supply infrastructure at par with developed countries, says Arvind Kejriwal

Adding that the state government is hiring a consultant to advise it on the matter, he dismissed allegations that the water supply facility was being privatised

Press Trust of India September 26, 2020 14:10:14 IST
Delhi govt will bring water supply infrastructure at par with developed countries, says Arvind Kejriwal

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New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said his government will make water supply in Delhi as good as in developed countries and that it is hiring a consultant for this purpose. He also dismissed allegations that water supply in Delhi was being privatised.

"Some Opposition leaders are saying water supply in Delhi is being privatised. It can never happen and I assure you this," the chief minister said.

"We are hiring a consultant to tell us how to improve water supply management and ensure that not even a drop of water is wasted," Kejriwal said during a digital press conference.

He said that 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, adding that accountability should be fixed for each drop of water and there should not be any wastage.

The chief minister also informed the press briefing the Delhi government was in talks with Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh for increasing water availability in the National Capital.

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