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Punjab govt mulling introducing modern sewerage system

PTI  Chandigarh, November 15, 2013
First Published: 17:59 IST(15/11/2013) | Last Updated: 18:01 IST(15/11/2013)

The Punjab government is mulling installing modern water supply and sewerage system on the lines of those found abroad.

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Local bodies minister Anil Joshi, along with a high-level delegation, had recently visited the headquarters of top companies in water supply, sewerage management and maintenance in Spain, an official release said here on Friday.

Joshi expressed willingness to emulate the practices adopted by them and said the state government would try to emulate the system as a pilot project in Amritsar, Ludhiana, Bathinda and Mohali, the release stated.

The delegation had visited Madrid, Llieda and Barcelona in Spain to assess the integrated water supply and sewerage works operated by private companies for metro municipalities, it said.

The team also held discussions with the management of these organisations regarding the modalities and prospects of undertaking integrated water supply and sewerage, operation and maintenance works.

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