Press Release: “INDIA RIVERS WEEK”, FROM 24-27 NOV 2014. First IRW to be held in 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.”
National Platform Against Water Privatisation (NPAWP)
Vote for Water Campaign launched
NPAWP (Delhi Unit) has launched a Non Political election campaign in Delhi requesting people to vote for water and creating awareness among people how people water was made commodity/business by government to ensure private corporate profits.
A door to door campaign is launched today by NPAWP with it more than 200 volunteers in first phase. The number of volunteers will go upto 500 on 1st and 2nd December. The volunteer will go door to door explain people about their water rights, corruption in water and how they were not supplied water artificially. NPAWP has set up the target to reach 1.5 lakh families through this campaign.
For more details please refer the pamphlet attached with this press release.
Kiran Shaheen, Convener, NPAWP, Delhi State