Arvind Kejriwal announces waiver of water dues
Kejriwal said that only those consumers who have installed meters before November 30 will get the benefit of this scheme
On Monday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal waived off water arrears of about 13 lakh people with functional water meters. While speaking to the media persons, Kejriwal said that some of these arrears are due to consumers but some are also due to incorrect billing.
While the water waiver will be for those having domestic water meters, those installing the meters by November 30 can get their late payment surcharge waived off, reports news agency IANS. Kejriwal said that it is an open invitation to the people of Delhi to join the mainstream and install water meters.
He also said that only those consumers who have installed meters before November 30 will get the benefit of this scheme. Kejriwal further said that his government was fixing the root cause of compounding arrears that lie in the DJB's inefficiency and faulty billing.
He also stated that this could be the last such scheme. This is a big difference between this and previous schemes.
Delhi's transformation in the water sector is remarkable. Despite making lifeline water free, revenues have grown by 1.5 times and theft has been plugged to a large extent through flowmeters. Delhi has set a precedent for the entire country! pic.twitter.com/00GjdDIWbm— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 27, 2019
On Monday, Kejriwal also took to Twitter and said that despite making lifeline water-free, revenues have grown by 1.5 times and theft has been plugged to a large extent through flowmeters.
With inputs from IANS
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