‘Tough pill to swallow’: What forced Delhi Jal Board to hike water tariff

Delhi Jal Board that supplies water to households in the capital has faced a revenue loss of Rs 516 crore in 2016-2017.

Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya:  Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has faced a revenue loss of Rs 516 crore in 2016-2017 and Rs 209 crore in the fiscal year before that and was forced to take the decision to hike water bills. DJB vice chairman and MLA from the water-starved Sangam Vihar constituency, Dinesh Mohaniya, said it was a tough pill to swallow but had to be done.

Another reason why the DJB loses revenue is leakages and contamination. The current percentage of water loss is 45-50% and the utility plans to bring it down to acceptable limits of 10-15%.

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