Water crisis: Kejriwal wants to replicate Singapore model in Delhi

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New Delhi, Mar 30: Summer is around the corner and Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that the govt will use the Singapore water re-use model to tackle the water crisis in capital.

"Delhi will soon be a city sans any water problem as Singapore water re-use model, in which waste water is filtered and used again, is being studied to be replicated here," Kejriwal said.

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Kejriwal also said his government has already sent teams to Singapore to study its water supply model.

"Singapore does not have any water of its own. Almost 95 percent of water comes from outside," he said, adding it has developed a system where used water is filtered and re-used and in such a way water used in toilets goes to toilets after it is filtered and similarly waste water from kitchen goes to kitchen again.

"We have been studying how it is done. We plan to begin with 10 to 15 pilot projects on the same in Delhi in a month or so," he said.

The water quality, after it is filtered, is as good as of mineral water, Kejriwal said.

After coming to power, he had said that the water supply to VIPs too will be cut if city face water shortage. [AAP promises to provide water as a 'right' to Delhi citizens]

"Those who have less in life should have more in law... if there is going to be a water cut, it should be in my house as well," Kejriwal said.

AAP also had released white paper on Delhi's water crisis and asked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to come up with its planned measures to tackle water problems in the national capital.

Delhi HC order:

The major relief for the AAP government came when the Delhi High Court directed the Haryana government to release the city's share of water.

Earlier, Kejriwal accused the BJP government in Haryana of reducing the water supply to the national capital through the Munak Canal.

Haryana Agriculture Minister Om Prakash Dhankhar had denied Kejriwal's allegations, asserting that lot of water had been wasted due to Delhi Government's negligence. [Congress, BJP slam AAP over water tariff hike]

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