1,337 unauthorised colonies now have water connections
NEW DELHI: The Outcome Budget of 2018-19 up to December 31, which was tabled by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in the Delhi Assembly, claimed that Delhi government achieved to provide 1,337 unauthorised colonies were connected with water pipe lines up to December 2018 as compared to 1,230 in 2017-18 financial year. Sisodia said that Delhi Jal Board has included 21 schemes in the outcome budget 2018-19 consisting of 194 output indicators, of which 67 are critical indicators. The Delhi Jal Board is providing free water of 20,000 litres per month has been continued in 2018-19 and giving subsidy around Rs 35 crore per month being provided to nearly 5.3 lakh consumers.
According to Outcome Budget report, 937km of new sewer line has been laid in replacement of old lines in regularised unauthorised colonies up to December 2018 as compared to 873 KM in 2017-18. The Minister also said against the government's target of establishing 200 night shelters between 2018-19, 199 such shelters were started till December 2018. Over 2.90 lakh people were provided access to toilets, an increase of 431 per cent from 2016-17, the Outcome Budget said in the House.
The average number of occupants per day in night shelters is 12,030, which increased by nine per cent from 2016-17. Against a target of opening 241 toilet complexes in 2018-19 to reduce open defecation, 229 such toilet complexes were opened till December 2018, it said. It also said as many as 2,93,385 people were provided access to toilets, an increase by 431 per cent from 2016-17. Multiple efforts were taken to provide shelter to homeless people with adequate basic amenities and reduce open defecation in Delhi, the document said