MCD flays Dikshit for water quality

September 22nd, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The capital’s water quality has not improved despite repeated reminders to Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who is also the Delhi Jal Board chairman, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi’s (MCD) health panel chief said Thursday.

“There have been no efforts to monitor and improve the quality of water supplied by the Delhi Jal Board despite our repeated attempts to remind her (Dikshit) about the issue,” said V.K. Monga, chairman of MCD’s Public Health Committee.

Monga said he had written to the chairman of the National Human Rights Commission to fix responsibility for unchecked and contaminated water supply.

He said sewer water mixed with drinking water at several places where DJB pipelines are broken and corroded.

Monga said the DJB has reported 942 faulty water pipelines, of which only 10 have been repaired.

“Half of Delhi is devoid of properly treated healthy drinking water, which is unthinkable in a capital city,” he added.

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