New Delhi, Sep 26 (UNI) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the Delhi government will take all measures to ensure that the water supply in Delhi is as good as developed nations across the world. Addressing a digital press conference, Mr Kejriwal said, “The Delhi government is committed to ensuring a regular supply of water in Delhi, just like many developed and technologically advanced nations across the world.”
“Every day, around 930 million gallons of water is processed in Delhi. This means that for every citizen of Delhi, around 176 litres of water are processed. This includes water that is used for all purposes, such as industrial, swimming pools, water for farm fields, etc. On one hand, we have to enhance the availability of water in Delhi,” said the CM.
“For this, we are in talks with the Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and many other state governments, who have sufficient water so that the same level of sufficiency can be achieved in Delhi. But on the other hand, the currently available water, which is 930 MGD and 176 litres of water per person, where does it go?” he asked.
“We promised you that just like the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has ensured 24×7 electricity in the last five years, we will also ensure 24×7 clean water in every household in Delhi in the next five years. I am glad to share that we have started this process,” said the AAP chief.
“In a meeting that was held the day before yesterday, we have decided to appoint a consultant in Delhi who will suggest measures to ensure the provision of 24×7 water to every household in Delhi. The process got a bit delayed due to Corona, otherwise, the process would have been completed in March or April,” he said.
“We have to understand as to why there is a shortage of water in Delhi. Why is there no 24×7 availability of water to the residents of Delhi? Delhi is the national capital of the country. If you visit any capital of other nations across the world, London, Tokyo, Paris, you will receive a supply of 24×7 clean tap water. In Delhi, the water pressure is low and people have to install pumps, and if one person installs a pump, it causes a problem for their neighbors,” said Mr Kejriwal.
“Every household has to install water tanks to store water. We have to bring all of this to an end. Just like the citizens living in the national capitals of other countries receive 24×7 water with full pressure, without the need for a water tank and any water pump, we will do the same in Delhi,”