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The government said it is aiming for upgrading and expanding its sewerage and drainage systems.(Hindustan Times)

Environmentalists, experts bat for sewer charge proposal, say all should pay

New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi and Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 04:33 AM IST
So far sewage charges are included in the water bills. Consumption of water below 20,000 liters per month was made free in 2015. Sewage bill used to constitute at least 60% of the water bill.
The Delhi Jal Board now plans to upgrade its staff quarters and colonies into ‘smart’ ones with features such as zero-liquid discharge, sewage treatment facilities to recycle waste water and solar panels for power supply.(HT Photo)
The Delhi Jal Board now plans to upgrade its staff quarters and colonies into ‘smart’ ones with features such as zero-liquid discharge, sewage treatment facilities to recycle waste water and solar panels for power supply.(HT Photo)

DJB plans to upgrade its staff quarters into ‘smart’ colonies

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2019 02:45 AM IST
The DPR report would suggest whether features such as micro STPs could be installed to treat and recycle waste water and reuse them to water the gardens. This would ensure zero liquid discharge.
Many households release sewage into storm water drains, which reaches the Yamuna and pollutes the river.(HT archive)
Many households release sewage into storm water drains, which reaches the Yamuna and pollutes the river.(HT archive)

Penalty for not connecting houses to DJB’s sewer lines

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2019 04:11 AM IST
According to the DJB, sewer lines have been installed in at least 60% of the geographical area of the national capital. At least 80% of the population has been covered.
The CM also directed the officials to restart more than 100 tube-wells which were lying non-functional. Directions were also issued to start all the booster pumping stations in the area.(HT Photo)
The CM also directed the officials to restart more than 100 tube-wells which were lying non-functional. Directions were also issued to start all the booster pumping stations in the area.(HT Photo)

CM Arvind Kejriwal tells DJB to simplify ways to get water connections

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 05:43 AM IST
Kejriwal, who is also the DJB chairman, also directed the water utility to solve water-related problems at Malviya Nagar and submit a report.
The Delhi Pollution Committee seized more than 28,000 kilos of banned plastic bags, measuring less than 50 microns, in just three days(AFP File Photo)
The Delhi Pollution Committee seized more than 28,000 kilos of banned plastic bags, measuring less than 50 microns, in just three days(AFP File Photo)

Pollution body seizes 28,000 kilos of plastic

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2019 04:23 AM IST
Manufacturing, sale and trading of plastic bags measuring less than 50 microns are banned in Delhi.
The national capital has over 1,700 unauthorised colonies with a population of around 40 lakh. Only around 14%-15% of these colonies have a sewerage network, as per the status report filed by the committee last year.(Ht Photo)
The national capital has over 1,700 unauthorised colonies with a population of around 40 lakh. Only around 14%-15% of these colonies have a sewerage network, as per the status report filed by the committee last year.(Ht Photo)

DJB may consider coercive steps to make people get sewer connections

Hindustan Times, New Times | By Vatsala Shrangi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2019 06:41 AM IST
The NGT-appointed Yamuna pollution monitoring committee in a meeting asked the water utility to consider taking such steps in colonies where sewerage connections have already been laid.
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