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'DJB not supplying safe drinking water to north Delhi'

delhi Updated: Jun 09, 2012 00:17 IST
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After it was revealed in a test done by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) that the water supplied by the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) in north Delhi was unfit to drink, a similar exercise conducted by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) says that the water supplied in its jurisdiction by DJB is 100 per cent fit to drink.

In a report prepared by the SDMC last week, it was found that the water supplied to south Delhi areas was fit to drink and had the adequate chlorine in it.

"The water supplied by the DJB in south Delhi is fit to drink. This has been proven by our tests conducted last week. This means that the Jal Board provides different quality of water to the two corporations," said Subhash Arya, leader of the house, SDMC.

On Thursday, the Delhi government had raised doubts over the test reports by blaming the BJP-ruled corporation for defaming the government.

"If we were playing politics, the results of our lab tests would have been similar to the tests conducted by the NDMC. Our report makes it clear that DJB is not providing safe water to north Delhi, whereas south Delhi is getting clean water," Arya added.

Arya also alleged wrong policies of Delhi government and held DJB responsible for falling ground water level in the city.