Delhi govt making all efforts to ensure drinking water for all: Shei

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New Delhi, Sep 11 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today said the state government was making all possible efforts to ensure adequate supply of water to all areas of the city.

In a reply during the Question Hour on the second day of the Monsoon session, the Chief Minister, while admitting that there was a shortage of water supply in Delhi, said,''however, despite an additional five lakh people coming to the city every year, we have not had requirement of additional tankers.'' Noting that the demand for water supply in Delhi had risen to 680 MGD over the last year, Ms Dikshit said,''we are taking several measures to ensure a round-the-clock power supply to people of Delhi.'' In this regard, she expressed the hope that the Sonia Vihar Water treatment plant would begin to operate to its full capacity very soon. This, coupled with the operationalisation of some new water treatment plants, would resolve the watwer shortage in the city.

At the same time, the Chief Minister advised Delhiites to use their supply of water judiciously.

In reply to another question, the Chief Minister said 90 MGD of water from the Sonia Vihar plant went to South Delhi while 40 MGD went to East Delhi.

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