Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has pointed to ‘serious management problems’ in water supply in the city, seeking a report from the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on supply and consumption in each assembly constituency. In a letter written to the DJB chief executive officer, Kejriwal has said that Delhi, having a population of 2 crores, has fresh water availability of 900 MGD.
This puts the per capita per day availability of water in the city, at 170 litres, which is one of the highest in the world, he said, citing examples of European countries including the UK (150 litres), Germany (115 litres), the Netherlands (125 litres), Denmark (131 litres) and Belgium (107 litres), among others.
“With the availability of 170 litres per capita per day of water, we are not able to provide even a few hours supply to each household. This means that it is a serious management problem,” he said. He has sought the report from DJB about where all the water was being sent and the quantity provided to each assembly segment in the city.