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Delhi to see 15-20% increase in water availability by 2020: Kejriwal

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said his government is starting several projects to increase water availability in the capital by 15 to 20% over the next two years and by 50% in five years.

delhi Updated: Jul 10, 2018 14:59 IST
Press Trust of India
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The chief minister, who inspected the Coronation Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in North Delhi’s Burari, said such projects would put an end to the city’s water woes. (Getty Images)

The Delhi government is rolling out several projects to increase water availability in the city by 15 to 20% in the next two years and 50% in five years, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday.

The chief minister, who inspected the Coronation Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in North Delhi’s Burari, said such projects would put an end to the city’s water woes.

“Rolling out several projects to increase water availability by 15-20% in next 2 yrs n 50% next 5 yrs. Hopefully, no water problem in Del after that,” Kejriwal said on Twitter.

“Till then, as projects start, water problem wud keep decreasing (No increase in water availability for several yrs before our govt),” he said.

Talking to reporters in Delhi, the chief minister said work of developing 200 lakes has been started for which consultants have been hired, adding that the reports in this regard would be out in eight months.

He said the AAP government has prepared a blueprint through which water availability will be increased to the affected areas.

The chief minister added that the work of the Burari STP will be completed by June next year.

First Published: Jul 10, 2018 14:59 IST