Water bills to shoot up for bigger consumers

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Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya:  Delhi Jal Board on Tuesday hiked water tariff by 20% for residents using more than 20,000 liters a month. Party came to power in Delhi in 2015. This revision happens three months after chief minister Arvind Kejriwal took over the water portfolio. According to officials, DJB faced a revenue loss of ₹516 crore in 2016-2017 and ₹209 crore in the previous fiscal.

In 2015, water tariff was hiked by 10% for people using over 20,000 liters as the AAP government continued a policy initiated by the Sheila Dikshit-led Congress government in 2009. The policy of automatic 10% hike every year was abolished in 2016.

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