Activists write to LG, say continue free water for the people of Delhi

Activists write to LG, say continue free water

TNN | Mar 2, 2014, 05.18 AM IST

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NEW DELHI: National Platform Against Water Privatisation ( NPAWP) and Citizen’s Front for Water Democracy (CFWD) have written to lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung asking him to continue with the free water scheme that was started by the AAP government.

Under this scheme, each family with a metered connection was entitled to up to 20kl of free water each month. However, with no funds available for this scheme in the interim budget, sources in the government said that it would be discontinued after March 31.

SA Naqvi, convenor CFWD said: “It is quite strange that DJB put forward its demand to continue this scheme to the Central government but the latter decided to do away with the subsidy in the interim budget for 2014-15. If this pro-public and environment friendly scheme is reversed, it will be a big blow to the fundamental rights of the people.”


Author: Intercultural Resources

Intercultural Resources is a forum for research and political intervention on issues related to the impacts and alternatives to destructive development. Our effort draws upon the social, cultural, material and intellectual resources that have been generated in the course of dialogues between people of different cultures on questions of social justice, development and self-rule. We are of the view that dialogue can sustain plurality and open possibilities for recovery of the ground lost on account of inter-cultural alienation, which is manifest in a variety of forms of violence that we encounter everyday at different levels of social life. Intercultural Resources is based in Delhi, India. Email:

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