The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) under the chairmanship of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday approved the compensation of Rs.10 lakh each to the families who have lost their dear ones during sewer works since 1993.
In another important decision, the board has also removed the cap of 10 water connections in one building. It has also given in-principle approval to 348 Mohalla Clinics at it locations.
According to an official statement, in the 132nd board meeting of the DJB, “The board approved payment of compensation of Rs.10 lakh each to those who died during sewer works since 1993.”
On removing restriction of 10 connections per building, the statement said it was discussed that there are several buildings in Delhi which have more than 10 flats and thus was decided to do away with the cap to make every resident get a legal connection irrespective of the number of flats and connections in the building.
“This will not only help everyone get a valid water connection, but will also get huge number of consumers who were otherwise using illegal connections in the revenue net,” the statement reads.
The statement said that the board also gave in-principle approval to 348 mohalla clinics at Delhi
Jal Board locations.
“The Board approved water audit through flow-meter. The flow-meters would be installed at various points from water treatment plant to consumer end to measure and check leakages, unauthorised tappings. The total budget approved for the audit is Rs.222 crore,” it said, adding that the Board also approved Rs.10.49 crore for setting up of hydro power projects. The hydro power projects would generate 397 KW power every year.