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Will make water supply in Delhi as good as in developed countries: Kejriwal

Kejriwal 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

Delhi | Aam Aadmi Party | Delhi government

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal briefs the media as he inaugurates country's first 'Plasma Bank' via video conference, in New Delhi on Thursday.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Chief Minister on Saturday said his government would make water supply in as good as in developed countries and it is hiring a consultant for this purpose.

He also dismissed allegations that water supply in was being privatised.

"Some opposition leaders are saying water supply in 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 was in talks with Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh for increasing water availability in the capital.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Sat, September 26 2020. 13:57 IST