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Kejriwal Emphasizes On Tackling Water Contamination In Review Meeting With DJB Officials

During the meeting, it was decided that the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) will end the problem of dirty water by finding out the root cause of pipeline leakages with the help of modern technology and resolve the issue permanently.

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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday held a review meeting with officials of the Delhi Jal Board and asserted that there will be no dearth of funds to supply clean water to city residents.       

During the meeting, it was decided that the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) will end the problem of dirty water by finding out the root cause of pipeline leakages with the help of modern technology and resolve the issue permanently.

 "Arvind Kejriwal held a regular review meeting with the Delhi Jal Board today and discussed about the detailed plan for ending the problem of dirty water in some of the areas. DJB officials said that to end the problem, they will use modern technology like helium gas and cameras to identify the pipeline leakage and find a permanent solution to it," the Chief Minister's Office said in a tweet.       

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 Kejriwal urged DJB chairperson and minister Saurabh Bharadwaj to resolve the problem of contaminated water at the earliest. He also directed the Board to cross-examine and verify the localities listed out under its survey as those receiving dirty water supply.    

  "To address pipeline defects which may include cracks that allow the entry of impure water, officials suggested the use of helium-based tracking methods. Helium-based tracking eliminates the need for excavation or any other obstruction, making it a non-disruptive and efficient solution,” a DJB official said.

During the meeting, Kejriwal noted that in the monsoon season, the low-lying areas of Delhi often face waterlogging due to incessant rains which leads to water contamination in certain areas of the city. 

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Earlier, in response to the severity of the situation, the chief minister had directed additional chief engineers (Maintenance) (ACE-M) from all zones to compile a comprehensive list of areas affected by water contamination.

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