Rates For Rural Areas Increased Only By 25%, But No Improvement In Quality

The UDF Government’s controversial move to establish a CIAL-model company for water supply took a heavy beating on Wednesday with seven of its MLAs writing to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy flaying t

This draft bill by the Ministry of Water Resources is to establish a framework with governing principles for protection, conservation and regulation of waters and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

The Framework is meant to provide the larger structure for organizing the support mechanisms to States and communities in their governing institutions at the levels that matter, the Local Government, CBOs (Community Based Institutions), the Management of ponds, water bodies, watersheds, aquifers, and river basins.

Reasons Such As Chronic Shortage And Impurities In The Supply Cited

Lucknow: The recent government order to install water meters across all houses in seven major cities of UP, including Lucknow, has irked most sections of the society. The chronic shortage in supply hours and dirty flow of water has made public panic in many parts of the city. Residents claim that ignoring these shortcomings, the government has taken a unilateral decision to install water meters in every house.

Gandhinagar: The Narendra Modi government had formed the Gujarat Water Regulatory Authority (GWRA) on February 14, 2012 — Valentine’s Day — hoping to streamline water usage in the state.

The Twelfth Plan proposals for a new approach to the water resources management as put forward in the article by Mihir Shah (EPW, 19 January 2013) are a bold recognition of the serious problems in the area. But some of the author’s ideas are less than convincing and the entire set of physical interventions that has been recommended seems to refl ect a worryingly simplistic understanding of the realities of hydrology and hydrogeology. A comment and a response.

New Delhi: Chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday announced waiving of late payment charges on water bills, in a relief to consumers.

In a bid to counter the relentless attack by the Opposition BJP on the issue of availability of water in the city, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday broke her silence and offered substantial relief to consumers of the Delhi Jal Board.

Addressing the Delhi Assembly, Ms. Dikshit, who is also the DJB Chairperson, said: “The DJB has decided to provide substantial relief to consumers by waiving off their accumulated late payment surcharge.”

Is the PPP model going to work in the field of drinking water services?