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Water scarcity will be a thing of the past, says Kapil Mishra

'We will get 100 water kiosks in Delhi till April,' Mishra said

Written by Pragya Kaushika | New Delhi | Published: February 11, 2016 4:06:34 am

Water scarcity in residential areas will be history in the second year of the AAP government, according to Delhi water minister Kapil Mishra. The department has nearly completed the task of procuring 250 water tankers with GPS system and they will be sent to serve areas that face water scarcity, such as Dwarka and Sangam Vihar, he said earlier this week.

“We will get 100 water kiosks in Delhi till April,” he said, adding that the AAP government, in its second year, is “determined to supply water to each household in the city”.

Speaking on the first year of governance, Mishra said the department was able to supply piped water in many colonies, crippling the water mafia in the city. “I would not say mafia has been destroyed completely, but it has been sidelined to the maximum extent.”

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Taking a dig at the Centre on cleaning Yamuna, Mishra said nothing happened in the meetings coordinated by central government, but Delhi was within deadline. “The first year was focus on techniques that could be used to clean Yamuna. We have worked on Najafgarh drain and supplementary drains. First, water will be treated and then released into the river. No untreated water will go in.”

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